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From Sean Owen <>
Subject Re: Auto-closing PRs or How to get reviewers' attention
Date Tue, 23 Feb 2021 14:12:33 GMT
Yes, committers are added regularly. I don't think that changes the
situation for most PRs that perhaps just aren't suitable to merge.
Again the best thing you can do is make it as easy to merge as possible and
find people who have touched the code for review. This often works out.

On Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 4:06 AM Enrico Minack <>

> Am 18.02.21 um 16:34 schrieb Sean Owen:
> > One other aspect is that a committer is taking some degree of
> > responsibility for merging a change, so the ask is more than just a
> > few minutes of eyeballing. If it breaks something the merger pretty
> > much owns resolving it, and, the whole project owns any consequence of
> > the change for the future.
> I think this explains the hesitation pretty well: Committers take
> ownership of the change. It is understandable that PRs then have to be
> very convincing with low risk/benefit ratio.
> Are there plans or initiatives to proactively widen the base of
> committers to mitigate the current situation?
> Enrico

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