2022-12-02 Nix team meeting minutes #13

Attendees: @fricklerhandwerk @thufschmitt @Ericson2314 @roberth @infinisil @edolstra @tomberek


  • triage items in No Status (25 min)
  • discuss items in To Discuss (30 min)



  • Release 2.12 · Issue #7371 · NixOS/nix · GitHub

  • @fricklerhandwerk: shall we look at the different categories we discussed to fill the To Status column?

    • @thufschmitt: too much process, so far maintainers can just add things they care about, feel may be controversial, or don’t know how to deal with
    • @fricklerhandwerk: would prefer a predictable process,
  • @tomberek: there should be a way to to veto a discussion, otherwise everything will end up in To Discuss

    • @fricklerhandwerk: yes, should be able to postpone by removing the item from the list entirely. it will bubble up eventually if it’s important enough.
    • agreement: added a Postponed column to the project board
  • @fricklerhandwerk:

    • proposal:
      • prioritise pull requests over issues
        • @tomberek: agreed, it will increase momentum
        • @thufschmitt: there are more important issues than just PRs
      • interleave issues and PRs
      • prioritise releases when they are due
      • prioritise fixing bugs over adding features
    • agrement, @fricklerhandwerk will make a PR to the maintainer’s handbook