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Re: who is on point for all of the various pull requests?

From: James Graham <james@hoppipolla.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2015 17:12:09 +0100
Message-ID: <55D35959.1080907@hoppipolla.co.uk>
To: public-test-infra@w3.org
On 18/08/15 16:47, John Jansen wrote:
> In looking through my own pull request, I noticed there are many many
> more pull requests awaiting approval  some dating back years.
>
> Is there a policy in effect or anyone specifically on point to move
> these along? We have talked for years about how important it is to get
> the community submitting tests, but I imagine there is a sense of
> frustration felt for those who have submitted tests but have not had
> them approved or rejected.

The central issue is that it's not anyone's job to land the tests; most 
people who are doing it are actually paid to do something else and make 
time for web-platform-tests in the gaps. So it can be hard, especially 
with reviews that take an unusual amount of time because they are large, 
require careful spec reading, or are otherwise problematic.

I believe most of the reviews that have been open for very long times 
are either in this category or are cases where the reviewer has asked 
for more work, but the original submitter has lost interest.

We also have a policy that tests which have been reviewed once in some 
other public review system can land without further review, and there is 
no "same organisation" prohibition on reviewers. This means that many 
tests from browser vendors can be reviewed upstream, and the review 
carried forward to web-platform-tests.
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