If you are a member of another team and would like to raise an issue with the compiler team..
Write a comment on a GitHub issue describing the reason for the nomination
(i.e. what decision needs to be made/what opinion is sought; what are the
relevant parts to the compiler team, etc) and add the
label to a issue (you can include
@rustbot label +I-compiler-nominated in
your comment to do this).
Once nominated, the issue will be discussed in a upcoming triage meeting. The compiler team doesn't always get through all nominated issues each week, so it can take more than one meeting for your issue to be discussed.
Once discussed, a member of the team will comment on the issue with the conclusion of the discussion and linking to the relevant Zulip chat.
If there is an existing working relationship between a member of the requesting team and a contributor to the compiler, then the first option that a team has for requesting tasks be completed is to ping that contributor and ask if they can complete the task. It is recommended that pings take place in public Zulip channels so that..
- ..other contributors that have free time have the opportunity to offer their help.
- ..other compiler team members/leadership can ensure that requests being made are reasonable (see the rest of this section for the types of issues that the compiler team commits to prioritizing on behalf of other teams).
It is worth considering the available bandwidth of the contributor that the request is being made of, and whether their areas of expertise in the compiler are relevant.
When there is not a appropriate contact in the compiler team to reach out to directly, write a comment on a GitHub issue (or create an issue) describing the task that needs completed. Teams should nominate issues for the compiler team when issues..
- ..are not already tracked by/part of an existing initiative or working group and..
- ..are blocking/impeding the work of the other team (e.g. a feature or bug preventing the stabilization of something otherwise complete), but..
- ..aren't absolutely mission-critical - a soundness bug or otherwise critical
issue will be prioritized by the prioritization working
group and addressed through the compiler team's other
processes for these bugs. If the issue lacks a prioritization label, you can
I-prioritizelabel and it will be enqueued for prioritization.
A detailed description of the feature being requested or the bug to be fixed is helpful wherever possible (so that the compiler contributor does not need to make a guess as to a solution that would solve the problem for the requesting team). If a member of the requesting team isn't explicitly listed as the point-of-contact for the issue, then the author of the comment will be assumed to be the point-of-contact.
I-compiler-nominated label to a issue (you can use
@rustbot label +I-compiler-nominated to do this).
Once nominated, the issue will be discussed in a upcoming triage meeting. The compiler team doesn't always get through all nominated issues each week, so it can take more than one meeting for your issue to be discussed. In the compiler team's discussion, the issue may..
- ..be accepted, in which case it will be assigned to a contributor and the nomination label removed. Once assigned, a member of the team will work on the issue. If no work is completed after a reasonable time, then re-nominate the issue and the compiler team will find someone else to complete the work.
- ..or not accepted (e.g. due to insufficient bandwidth, other critical/high-priority bugs, being unable to find an appropriate contributor, or the issue lacking feasibility). In this case, the compiler team will reply to the nomination with an explanation and will remove the nomination label.