Two weeks as a core maintainer
Two weeks ago Drupal and Dries changed my life yet again by making me a Drupal 8 YAC (yet another co-maintainer). This is the story of what happened next...
Commit 1... I get to commit my own change!
Adding myself to MAINTAINERS.txt gave me a serious case of impostor syndrome.
commit 3ae853248db5c64c7d4aa13ce94100f11eaaccde<br>Author: Alex Pott <email@example.com><br>Date: Tue Apr 2 07:51:36 2013 +0100<br><br> Issue #1958560 by alexpott: Add alexpott to branch maintainers for Drupal 8.
Commit 2,4,5... ahem! I practice re-rolling
commit 80e373fa92148550e387b9873ae7cfc5b2bfc747<br>Author: Alex Pott <firstname.lastname@example.org><br>Date: Tue Apr 2 10:18:50 2013 +0100<br><br> git commit -m Issue
commit c4c7f792d065ecf7d4dfe51ef00759abda97164b<br>Author: Alex Pott <email@example.com><br>Date: Tue Apr 2 11:53:10 2013 +0100<br><br> This reverts commit 80e373fa92148550e387b9873ae7cfc5b2bfc747
commit 8199247dc826a840dc9144fe4f55de3084c07768<br>Author: webchick <firstname.lastname@example.org><br>Date: Tue Apr 2 08:46:33 2013 -0700<br><br> Issue #1954246 by Wim Leers: Fixed Underlying content visible in the editing area while using PropertyEditor widget that uses padding.
What really happen here... I primed my command line with
$ git commit -m
Which one of the helpful text boxes that Dreditor gives us do you think I copied and pasted from?
Whilst blaming sun is fun, obviously I should have reviewed the git log before I pushed!
61 commits later...
commit a820153fa530341048c604555286fff1e1428329<br>Author: Alex Pott <email@example.com><br>Date: Sat Apr 13 18:06:40 2013 +0100<br><br> Issue #1735118 by swentel, yched, xjm, larowlan, alexpott, tim.plunkett: Convert Field API to CMI.
... so still committing my own patches then ;)
No one patch is that special
The best thing about being a Drupal YAC is that you get to unblock the work of everyone else. The best evidence for this... #1940592 Ckeditor disappears when caching and compression is enabled contains the only code I've written since becoming a co-maintainer - a 1 line patch that is probably wrong :)
— Angie (@webchick) April 11, 2013
I’m also going to work on a git pre-push hook (new!) to ensure that I don't make silly mistakes and review commit logs.
Thank you Drupal, your community and this little man for making this happen