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1GLEP: 41 1GLEP: 41
2Title: Making Arch Testers official Gentoo Staff 2Title: Making Arch Testers official Gentoo Staff
3Version: $Revision: 1.2 $ 3Version: $Revision: 1.5 $
4Last-Modified: $Date: 2005/10/13 14:53:37 $ 4Last-Modified: $Date: 2005/11/13 20:19:40 $
5Author: Simon Stelling <blubb@gentoo.org>, 5Author: Simon Stelling <blubb@gentoo.org>,
6Status: Draft 6Status: Rejected
7Type: Standards Track 7Type: Standards Track
8Content-Type: text/x-rst 8Content-Type: text/x-rst
9Created: 7-Sep-2005 9Created: 7-Sep-2005
10Post-History: 15-Sep-2005 10Post-History: 15-Sep-2005, 13-Nov-2005
11 11
12Abstract 12Abstract
13======== 13========
14 14
15Arch Testers should be treated as official Gentoo staff. 15Arch Testers should be treated as official Gentoo staff.
16
17Status
18======
19
20Rejected by the Gentoo Council on 13 Oct. 2005. This GLEP may be resubmitted
21if the issues brought up in the council meeting,
22http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/council/meeting-logs/20051013.txt,
23are addressed in a new version of this GLEP.
16 24
17 25
18Motivation 26Motivation
19========== 27==========
20 28
30============= 38=============
31 39
32ATs should basically be treated as staff. This includes the following changes 40ATs should basically be treated as staff. This includes the following changes
33to the current situation: 41to the current situation:
34 42
35- Get a @gentoo.org email address 43- Get a @(subdomain_to_be_determined).gentoo.org email address. The email
44 address will just be an alias, and will be forwarded to their @gentoo.org
45 address if they go on to become a Gentoo developer.
36- Get read-only access to the gentoo-x86 repository 46- Get read-only access to the gentoo-x86 repository. This doesn't have to be
47 individual accounts, a single account, without a shell, with all of their
48 keys will be sufficiant.
37 49
38Additionally, the mentoring period should be shortened to two weeks if an AT 50There will be a 30 day probationary/mentoring period for new ATs.The lead AT/HT
39wants to take the end quiz to become a developer, assuming he has been AT for 51for arch/herd will be responsible for the mentoring period. If arch/herd
40at least two weeks. The amd64 porting team has handled situations 52doesn't have a Lead AT/HT, then either the arch/herd lead or the Strategic AT
53Lead will be responsible. The Lead AT is a seasoned developer that watches for talent,
54recruits and mentors ATs. Additionally, the mentoring period should be shortened
55to a minimum of two weeks if an AT wants to take the end quiz to become a developer,
56assuming he has been AT for at least two weeks. The amd64 porting team has handled
41like this for a while and only made positive experiences. 57situations like this for a while and only made positive experiences.
42 58
43Also, the idea of an arch tester as a trustworthy user who is able to test 59Also, the idea of an arch tester as a trustworthy user who is able to test
44critical changes (such as hard masked software branches), could be expanded 60critical changes (such as hard masked software branches), could be expanded
45to other herds. These 'ATs' wouldn't be called arch testers as the 'arch' is 61to other herds. These 'ATs' wouldn't be called arch testers as the 'arch' is
46irritating, instead, herd tester (HT) could be used. 62irritating, instead, herd tester (HT) could be used.

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