[Imports] edit import guideline wiki page
chris_hormann at gmx.de
Wed Nov 6 15:39:32 UTC 2013
On Monday 04 November 2013, Jason Remillard wrote:
> The actual expectations for imports are firmer than what is suggested
> by the wiki page. The goal is to catch the wiki page up with the
> actual current expectations...
> Stop calling it the "Guidelines" start calling it the "Policy". Its
> our policy. If its ignored, everybody is going to be upset about
This policy already exists and is described on
This, the page you talk about and
are overlapping signicicantly and none of them is written in a way
really suited as an instruction for doing an import.
IMO the question of what is required and what is just recommended is not
as important as having clear instructions to those who want to do an
import. People are usually willing to follow guidelines if they are
written in a clear and understandable way even if they are not
absolutely binding. The checklist on that page is a good start but
should probably include links to examples for people to learn from and
to the various background information that is currently scattered
across all these pages. Empty templates like
are less useful. Also keep in mind that it might seem clear to long
term mappers what things like 'revert plan' and 'changeset size policy'
are but need to be explained in a practically useful set of
instructions (at best with links to examples of good practice).
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