[darcs-users] Release Manager wanted!

Eric Kow kowey at darcs.net
Mon May 17 19:53:54 UTC 2010

Hi everybody,

I'd like to do a bit of Darcs Team recruiting.  Particularly, it's time
for us to find a Release Manager!

Reinier has been as Release Manager since our 2.3.1 release.  He's
guided us through two point releases and one major release, and helped
us to document our release process, and developed a plan for alpha
releases in the near future.  Unfortunately for us, he'd now like to
retire and (fortunately for us) focus his Darcs time on more hacking.

So this is where *you* come in.  What does it take to do the job?
In my opinion: you need

 - no experience (we'll train you)
 - availability for major releases twice a year (fairly heavy duty)
 - availability for point releases as they are needed
 - some attention to keep abreast of darcs development (eg.reading DWN)

The nitty-gritty of the job is documented here:


The job has gotten easier over time since Petr and Reinier have put a
lot of effort into automating the boring/mechanical aspects of the job.
But these mechanical bits are only part of the story...

What we need is somebody who can learn to play the part of a *manager*.
For example, you may need to be knocking heads among the Darcs Team (or
patch submitters) to make sure work enters the release on time (or
not!).  Basically, as Release Manager, your responsibility will be to
ensure that Darcs releases happen smoothly, predictably and regularly;
and this includes changing the Darcs development policy to fit.

You interested?  It's a great learning experience!

Meanwhile, thanks ever much to Reinier for the releases.
Now let's see who steps up to the plate...


PS. Ideally, we should find a new Release Manager for the Darcs 2.5.
    Reinier is willing to continue acting as RM until we find his
    successor, but let's make it quick.

    Keen observers may have noticed that I've been acting as interim
    release manager for the recent point releases 2.4.3 and 2.4.4,
    mostly to remind myself what the job entails.

Eric Kow <http://www.nltg.brighton.ac.uk/home/Eric.Kow>
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