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1 GLEP: 41
2 Title: Making Arch Testers official Gentoo Staff
3 Version: $Revision: 1.2 $
4 Last-Modified: $Date: 2005/09/15 21:01:51 $
5 Author: Simon Stelling <blubb@gentoo.org>,
6 Status: Draft
7 Type: Standards Track
8 Content-Type: text/x-rst
9 Created: 7-Sep-2005
10 Post-History: 15-Sep-2005
11
12 Abstract
13 ========
14
15 Arch Testers should be treated as official Gentoo staff.
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18 Motivation
19 ==========
20
21 Since Mike Doty (kingtaco) created an Arch Tester (AT) project in January 2005
22 to reduce the developer's load and the amount of open keywording bugs for the
23 amd64 porting team, many users have volunteered to become ATs. They are doing
24 a fair share of everyday's work to keep the amd64 and ppc trees up to date.
25 While they spent many hours and even had to pass the staff quiz, they are
26 currently not recognized as official members of Gentoo.
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29 Specification
30 =============
31
32 ATs should basically be treated as staff. This includes the following changes
33 to the current situation:
34
35 - Get a @gentoo.org email address
36 - Get read-only access to the gentoo-x86 repository
37
38 Additionally, the mentoring period should be shortened to two weeks if an AT
39 wants to take the end quiz to become a developer, assuming he has been AT for
40 at least two weeks. The amd64 porting team has handled situations
41 like this for a while and only made positive experiences.
42
43 Also, the idea of an arch tester as a trustworthy user who is able to test
44 critical changes (such as hard masked software branches), could be expanded
45 to other herds. These 'ATs' wouldn't be called arch testers as the 'arch' is
46 irritating, instead, herd tester (HT) could be used.
47
48 As arch testers (and herd testers) become official staff, they should be
49 handled by DevRel.
50
51 Since ATs don't want to have to handle the big 'communication overhead'
52 normally, they won't be subscribed to the gentoo-core mailing list and won't
53 be able to vote.
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55
56 Backwards Compatibility
57 =======================
58
59 All current active arch testers should be migrated.
60
61
62 Copyright
63 =========
64
65 This document has been placed in the public domain.

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