[chef-dev] Re: Re: Re: Ownership Changes of Chef Cookbooks Revisited

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  • From: "Scott M. Likens" < >
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  • Subject: [chef-dev] Re: Re: Re: Ownership Changes of Chef Cookbooks Revisited
  • Date: Sat, 31 May 2014 22:30:02 -0700


Pull requests get ignored for many reasons (sometimes even personal) quality; the maintainer does not see the point (for a few reasons). Not every pull request should be merged.

What cookbooks are you referring to here?

It should be also noted that sometimes the pull requests collected in opscode-cookbooks too; why was not always obvious to the end user. It has happened in the past; and usually the best suggestion I can give is to help.

On 5/27/14 5:03 PM, Ryan Hass wrote:
My concerns come from some of the cookbooks which have a large number of
outstanding pull requests as well as open issues. Often they have not
actually seen pull rquests merged, commented on, or otherwise closed.

Forking is always an option, just not the best one in my opinion.
Moreover, with this approach the issues remain -- without a common well
maintained upstream cookbook, amongst other issues, it becomes very
difficult to find "the right cookbook."

On 05/24/2014 12:44 PM, Scott M. Likens wrote:
* How can the community get involved in this governance process to
ensure high quality standards persist for said cookbooks?
Issues and Pull requests are you best friend here.  Taking back a
cookbook is likely not easy; it would be easiest to fork it and point
everyone to the new fork? There likely should be a policy here or
otherwise we'll step on peoples feelings.

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