Rules Project: Streamlining the rules process
(part of RulesProjectPlan)
Problem description: 'People that do write rules for their own use are not willing to go through the fairly elaborate process in order to submit them to SpamAssassin (this currently requires rules to go through bugzilla and then through 70_testing.cf and eventually into our distribution). What can we do to make this process easier and more inviting?'
First off, the sandboxes idea greatly increases the number of people who can check rules into SVN. Secondly, the barriers to entry for getting a sandboxes account are much lower.
Getting rules from the sandbox, into the distribution, is dealt with on RulesProjSandboxes, in the 'Rule Promotion' section on down.