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Tuesday, July 11 • 14:30 - 15:15
Solving Community Problems: Patch Volume vs Review Bandwidth, Community Meetings (or lack thereof), ... and other problems - Jan Beulich, SUSE & Lars Kurth, Citrix

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This session is intended to tackle a number of community issues:

Code Review: Patch Volume vs Review Bandwidth
Patch volume has been increasing recently (from 4.8 to 4.9 it grew by 30%) can be quite high, and review bandwidth often does not cope. This has been an ongoing problem, and we have looked measuring (see https://xen.biterg.io), improved efficiency and encouraging community members to review more. Although these measures have been successful (some more than others) and more people do reviews and reviews seem to be working more effectively, review bandwith has not grown at the same rate as patch volume.

We are seeing clear bottlecks in ARM and x86 code, where the number of contributions (and new contributors) has grown and is expected to grow further. This is obviously a problem. 

Most options to address this would incur either undesirable restrictions (after all we want people to contribute), but without taking some measures the inflow is going to remain (almost) unmanageable.

This is an open session to look at all available options.

x86 Community Meeting (or other community meetings)
Currently we have a monthly ARM Community Meeting, which has been very successful. Should we have any more? I have had interest for x86 related meetings. Any others? 

A communiuty meeting requires a meeting chair who will a) reach out to attendees, b) put together the agenda, c) write up and post minutes to xen-devel@ and d) chair the meeting

Speakers
JB

Jan Beulich

SUSE
Jan Beulich is a Software Engineering Consultant at Suse, who is also a Xen Project Hypervisor committer and maintainer.
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Lars Kurth

Director, Citrix
Lars Kurth is a highly effective, passionate community manager with strong experience of working with open source communities (Symbian, Symbian DevCo, Eclipse, GNU) and currently is community manager for the Xen Project. Lars has 9 years of experience building and leading enginee... Read More →


Tuesday July 11, 2017 14:30 - 15:15
Déry/Jókai

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