Re: [PHP-DEV] PHP 8.0 Release Manager Selection

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March 19, 2020 20:59 (Mike Schinkel)
> On Mar 19, 2020, at 2:16 PM, Ben Ramsey <> wrote: > >> On Mar 19, 2020, at 10:27, Derick Rethans <> wrote: >> >> Hi all! >> >> With the first alpha of 8.0 due in three months, I think it's time to >> start the process of finding and electing release managers for the next >> release of PHP. >> >> We are looking for two developers to take on this role. Whomsoever is >> elected will be guided and helped by the previous RMs and the excellent >> documentation in php-src:README.RELEASE_PROCESS. >> >> Candidates should have a reasonable knowledge of internals (without >> necessarily being a C guru), be confident about merging pull requests >> without breaking backward compatibility, doing triage for bugs, liaising >> with previous release managers, and generally getting the branch in good >> shape, as these are among the activities you will be undertaking as >> release manager. >> >> Please put your name forward here if you wish to be considered a >> candidate. An initial TODO page has been added to the wiki and contains >> provisional dates for GA and pre-releases: >> > > > Derick and other members of the PHP development team, > > I am throwing my name in the hat for consideration as one of the PHP 8.0 release managers. > > I’ve interacted with many of you through the PHP project and the greater PHP community for the better part of 17 years. I am by no means a C guru, but I do have a good working knowledge of the internals, and I like to think I have a good pulse on the community and a good relationship with many of the previous release managers. I have experience developing and maintaining releases for other OSS software projects, and I would love the opportunity to volunteer more of my time to the PHP project. > > Thank you for the consideration! > > Cheers, > Ben
Just a quick note about Ben. I have known Ben since 2007 from living in Atlanta and frequently attending the Atlanta PHP meetup group he founded and ran with a few others for many years, before he moved to Tennessee. Even now he comes back frequently to Atlanta and contributes. It has been very clear the entire time I've know him that Ben is very committed to PHP and is fundamentally about what is best of the community at large. And I don't remember ever seeing Ben do anything with an ulterior motive, even when he easily could have; it was always about the community. I also know one of the people who Ben worked for for a long period of time who himself is a developer, and that person does not suffer fools. And while we don't always agree on every detail, Ben is very thoughtful, respectful, and it has always appeared to be willing to help out anyone who has asked for his help. In summary, I have an extremely high level of respect for Ben, his ability to manage an organization and its projects, and his diligence related to the PHP community. And I cannot think of someone better to help manage PHP 8 than Ben Ramsey given that he is offering. Ben would be an awesome release manager for PHP 8. #jmtcw -Mike P.S. Ben did not ask me to write this. He will probably even be a bit embarrassed that I did. :-)
March 19, 2020 23:31 (Ben Ramsey)
> On Mar 19, 2020, at 15:59, Mike Schinkel <> wrote: > > P.S. Ben did not ask me to write this. He will probably even be a bit embarrassed that I did. :-)
A little bit. :D I greatly appreciate your kind words. Thanks, Mike!