Here is a brief status update of what is going on in the project application issue queue lately.
I am quite happy with the review process, it is quite fast when people take part in the review bonus program. I have no problem keeping up with review bonus applications, it generates quite the right workload for me that I'm able to spend on the application queue. As you can see from the fixed applications the duration for getting approved varies, but it is possible to get through in a couple of days, which is awesome! The average application takes longer, but we manage to get through active review bonus applicants in just a few weeks.
Let me say thank you at this point to all applicants that helped each other and all other senior reviewers and git administrators for providing feedback and approval.
Some statistics: we have currently 76 applications that need a review, down from 100 in August 2012. 2296 project applications have been created since February 2011, or +490 applications since August 2012. 2-3 new applications get created per day, down from 3-4 in August 2012. Overall 37% of applications got approved, 9% were duplicates and 41% got rejected. The rest of 13% is somewhere active in the process.
A more worrying indicator is the current RTBC issue backlog: 28 applications are waiting for a git administrator to be approved. You might also wonder why the number of won't fixed issues (41%) is so high: I'm doing regular issue queue cleanups where I close out applications that did not get an applicant response within 10 weeks. Of course the applicants can always reopen those when they find the time to fix the remarks that have been found by the reviewers.
I have also been involved in getting new code review administrators on board: stBorchert and cubeinspire have been mentored and successfully converted! Also: jthorson is now officially listed, too, and also helps out actively.
I also tried to start some sort of mentoring program for new code review administrators where they create a list of review comments they did until we find them trustworthy. I would appreciate your help in motivating and poking those people to keep up the good work. We have mentoring pages for carwin, gisle, anwar_max, bhosmer and fr3shw3b. Let's get back to them together and encourage them to finish off their efforts.
You might also be interested in our review process automation efforts: there has not been any progress on drupal.org (except for the general Drupal 7 upgrade work done by others), but our usual tools at ventral.org for reviewing and simplytest.me for testing work quite reliably for the time being. Big thanks to patrickd for the hard work on this!
So that's it from me, now I would like to hear your news in the comments. How are we doing?