This guide highlights the process and responsibilities of committers on Sqoop project.
Note: Just like contributors, committers must follow the same guidelines for contributions as highlighted in the How to Contribute guide.
The primary responsibility of committers is to commit patches from various contributors. In order to do so, a committer should follow these guidelines:
SQOOP-XXX. Brief description of the problem. (Contributor's Name via Committer's Name)
fixVersionis set to the next release version number. Make sure to thank the contributor in the comment you add while marking the JIRA resolved.
Committers can contribute patches on their own but should not commit them directly. As outlined in the How to Contribute guide, a committer should go through the same exercise of creating the patch, submitting it for review and ensuring that it is attached to the JIRA.
Once your patch is reviewed by another committer, that committer will follow the steps outlined above in the 'Committing patches' section to commit your patch and close the associated JIRA.
The only exception to this is when other committers are not available and you are the only active committer. In which case, Sqoop's voted policy is to wait for 2+3 days before committing. The full stated policy is as follows:
Subject: [VOTE][RESULT] Review and Commit Policy
From: Arvind Prabhakar (arv...@apache.org)
Date: Aug 22, 2011 9:53:34 am
The vote for Review and Commit Policy is now closed. The proposal voted for is:
- The committer attaches the patch s/he would like to submit to the
JIRA and posts a code review requests with at least one other
committer identified as the reviewer.
- If the reviewer does not respond in two days time, the committer
sends a note to sqoop-dev@ asking for the reviewer to prioritize the
review or for any other committer to volunteer for the review.
- If the review is still not done in the next three days, the change
may be committed and the JIRA resolved/closed.
- If the review is started, then no timeout applies and the full
review cycle should be followed until a reasonable version of the
change has been accepted. At which point it can be committed and the
The DISCUSSION thread for this topic can be found at .
The VOTE thread for this topic can be found at .
The proposal passes with the following votes:
3 +1 votes: Ahmed, Mohammad, Jonathan
0 +0 votes
0 -1 votes
Source: Original Mail