[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC] MAINTAINERS cleanup

Timo Rothenpieler timo at rothenpieler.org
Sun Jun 12 13:51:11 CEST 2016

On 6/11/2016 12:57 PM, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> Hi
> the MAINTAINERs file contains a bunch of inaccurate and outdated
> entries.
> What should be done about this ?
> should we remove everyone who was inactive in FFmpeg
> (aka no commit/author since 2 years) as in git log --first-parent ... ?
> should we mark everyone above as inactive instead like "(inactive)"

Yes, if the person maintaining is inactive, he/she should be removed
from the MAINTAINERS file.
A combination of commits/authors and ffmpeg-devel mails over the last X
month might be better than a pure commit based approach.

> shuuld someone send mails to everyone and ask if they stil maintain
> the code they are listed for ?

This could be mostly automated. A cron script running every day, parsing
commits and the ML, sending a mail about inactive maintainers to the ML
(with the maintainer on CC). So if they reply to that mail, they are
automatically active again.

It might also be interesting to move files without a maintainer to a
Maintainer-Wanted section instead of removing them from MAINTAINERS.
That way there is a single place to find parts that need a new maintainer.

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