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32<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">GLEP:</th><td class="field-body">41</td> 27<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">GLEP:</th><td class="field-body">41</td>
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34<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Title:</th><td class="field-body">Making Arch Testers official Gentoo Staff</td> 29<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Title:</th><td class="field-body">Making Arch Testers official Gentoo Staff</td>
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36<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Version:</th><td class="field-body">1.2</td> 31<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Version:</th><td class="field-body">1.8</td>
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38<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Last-Modified:</th><td class="field-body"><a class="reference" href="http://www.gentoo.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs/xml/htdocs/proj/en/glep/glep-0041.txt?cvsroot=gentoo">2005/10/13 14:53:37</a></td> 33<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Last-Modified:</th><td class="field-body"><a class="reference" href="http://www.gentoo.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/xml/htdocs/proj/en/glep/glep-0041.txt?cvsroot=gentoo">2007/08/17 03:20:45</a></td>
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40<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Author:</th><td class="field-body">Simon Stelling &lt;blubb&#32;&#97;t&#32;gentoo.org&gt;,</td> 35<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Author:</th><td class="field-body">Simon Stelling &lt;blubb&#32;&#97;t&#32;gentoo.org&gt;, Homer Parker &lt;hparker&#32;&#97;t&#32;gentoo.org&gt;</td>
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42<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Status:</th><td class="field-body">Draft</td> 37<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Status:</th><td class="field-body">Approved</td>
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44<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Type:</th><td class="field-body">Standards Track</td> 39<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Type:</th><td class="field-body">Standards Track</td>
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46<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Content-Type:</th><td class="field-body"><a class="reference" href="glep-0012.html">text/x-rst</a></td> 41<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Content-Type:</th><td class="field-body"><a class="reference" href="glep-0002.html">text/x-rst</a></td>
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48<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Created:</th><td class="field-body">7-Sep-2005</td> 43<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Created:</th><td class="field-body">7-Sep-2005</td>
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50<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Post-History:</th><td class="field-body">15-Sep-2005</td> 45<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Post-History:</th><td class="field-body">15-Sep-2005, 13-Nov-2005, 17-Aug-2007</td>
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55<div class="contents topic" id="contents"> 50<div class="contents topic">
56<p class="topic-title first"><a name="contents">Contents</a></p> 51<p class="topic-title first"><a id="contents" name="contents">Contents</a></p>
57<ul class="simple"> 52<ul class="simple">
58<li><a class="reference" href="#abstract" id="id2" name="id2">Abstract</a></li> 53<li><a class="reference" href="#abstract" id="id2" name="id2">Abstract</a></li>
54<li><a class="reference" href="#status" id="id3" name="id3">Status</a></li>
59<li><a class="reference" href="#motivation" id="id3" name="id3">Motivation</a></li> 55<li><a class="reference" href="#motivation" id="id4" name="id4">Motivation</a></li>
60<li><a class="reference" href="#specification" id="id4" name="id4">Specification</a></li> 56<li><a class="reference" href="#specification" id="id5" name="id5">Specification</a></li>
61<li><a class="reference" href="#backwards-compatibility" id="id5" name="id5">Backwards Compatibility</a></li> 57<li><a class="reference" href="#backwards-compatibility" id="id6" name="id6">Backwards Compatibility</a></li>
62<li><a class="reference" href="#copyright" id="id6" name="id6">Copyright</a></li> 58<li><a class="reference" href="#copyright" id="id7" name="id7">Copyright</a></li>
63</ul> 59</ul>
64</div> 60</div>
65<div class="section" id="abstract"> 61<div class="section">
66<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id2" name="abstract">Abstract</a></h1> 62<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id2" id="abstract" name="abstract">Abstract</a></h1>
67<p>Arch Testers should be treated as official Gentoo staff.</p> 63<p>Arch Testers should be treated as official Gentoo staff.</p>
68</div> 64</div>
69<div class="section" id="motivation"> 65<div class="section">
66<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id3" id="status" name="status">Status</a></h1>
67<p>Rejected by the Gentoo Council on 13 Oct. 2005. This GLEP may be resubmitted
68if the issues brought up in the council meeting,
69<a class="reference" href="http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/council/meeting-logs/20051013.txt">http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/council/meeting-logs/20051013.txt</a>,
70are addressed in a new version of this GLEP.</p>
71</div>
72<div class="section">
70<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id3" name="motivation">Motivation</a></h1> 73<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id4" id="motivation" name="motivation">Motivation</a></h1>
71<p>Since Mike Doty (kingtaco) created an Arch Tester (AT) project in January 2005 74<p>Since Mike Doty (kingtaco) created an Arch Tester (AT) project in January 2005
72to reduce the developer's load and the amount of open keywording bugs for the 75to reduce the developer's load and the amount of open keywording bugs for the
73amd64 porting team, many users have volunteered to become ATs. They are doing 76amd64 porting team, many users have volunteered to become ATs. They are doing
74a fair share of everyday's work to keep the amd64 and ppc trees up to date. 77a fair share of everyday's work to keep the amd64 and ppc trees up to date.
75While they spent many hours and even had to pass the staff quiz, they are 78While they spent many hours and even had to pass the staff quiz, they are
76currently not recognized as official members of Gentoo.</p> 79currently not recognized as official members of Gentoo.</p>
77</div> 80</div>
78<div class="section" id="specification"> 81<div class="section">
79<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id4" name="specification">Specification</a></h1> 82<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id5" id="specification" name="specification">Specification</a></h1>
80<p>ATs should basically be treated as staff. This includes the following changes 83<p>ATs should basically be treated as staff. This includes the following changes
81to the current situation:</p> 84to the current situation:</p>
82<ul class="simple"> 85<ul class="simple">
83<li>Get a &#64;(subdomain_to_be_determined).gentoo.org email address. The email 86<li>Get a &#64;(subdomain_to_be_determined).gentoo.org email address. The email
84address will just be an alias, and will be forwarded to their &#64;gentoo.org 87address will just be an alias, and will be forwarded to their &#64;gentoo.org
85address if they go on to become a Gentoo developer.</li> 88address if they go on to become a Gentoo developer.</li>
86<li>Get read-only access to the gentoo-x86 repository. This doesn't have to be 89<li>Get read-only access to the gentoo-x86 repository. This doesn't have to be
87individual accounts, a single account, without a shell, with all of their 90individual accounts, a single account, without a shell, with all of their
88keys will be sufficiant.</li> 91keys will be sufficiant.</li>
89</ul> 92</ul>
90<p>There will be a 30 day probationary/mentoring period for new ATs.The lead AT/HT 93<p>There will be a 30 day probationary/mentoring period for new ATs.The lead AT/HT
91for arch/herd will be responsible for the mentoring period. If arch/herd 94for arch/herd will be responsible for the mentoring period. If arch/herd
92doesn't have a Lead AT/HT, then either the arch/herd lead or the Strategic AT 95doesn't have a Lead AT/HT, then either the arch/herd lead or the Strategic AT
93Lead will be responsible. The Lead AT is a seasoned developer that watches for talent, 96Lead will be responsible. The Lead AT is a seasoned developer that watches for talent,
94recruits and mentors ATs. Additionally, the mentoring period should be shortened 97recruits and mentors ATs. Additionally, the mentoring period should be shortened
95to a minimum of two weeks if an AT wants to take the end quiz to become a developer, 98to a minimum of two weeks if an AT wants to take the end quiz to become a developer,
96assuming he has been AT for at least two weeks. The amd64 porting team has handled 99assuming he has been AT for at least two weeks. The amd64 porting team has handled
97situations like this for a while and only made positive experiences.</p> 100situations like this for a while and only made positive experiences.</p>
98<p>Also, the idea of an arch tester as a trustworthy user who is able to test 101<p>Also, the idea of an arch tester as a trustworthy user who is able to test
99critical changes (such as hard masked software branches), could be expanded 102critical changes (such as hard masked software branches), could be expanded
100to other herds. These 'ATs' wouldn't be called arch testers as the 'arch' is 103to other herds. These 'ATs' wouldn't be called arch testers as the 'arch' is
101irritating, instead, herd tester (HT) could be used.</p> 104irritating, instead, herd tester (HT) could be used.</p>
103handled by DevRel.</p> 106handled by DevRel.</p>
104<p>Since ATs don't want to have to handle the big 'communication overhead' 107<p>Since ATs don't want to have to handle the big 'communication overhead'
105normally, they won't be subscribed to the gentoo-core mailing list and won't 108normally, they won't be subscribed to the gentoo-core mailing list and won't
106be able to vote.</p> 109be able to vote.</p>
107</div> 110</div>
108<div class="section" id="backwards-compatibility"> 111<div class="section">
109<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id5" name="backwards-compatibility">Backwards Compatibility</a></h1> 112<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id6" id="backwards-compatibility" name="backwards-compatibility">Backwards Compatibility</a></h1>
110<p>All current active arch testers should be migrated.</p> 113<p>All current active arch testers should be migrated.</p>
111</div> 114</div>
112<div class="section" id="copyright"> 115<div class="section">
113<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id6" name="copyright">Copyright</a></h1> 116<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id7" id="copyright" name="copyright">Copyright</a></h1>
114<p>This document has been placed in the public domain.</p> 117<p>This document has been placed in the public domain.</p>
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