[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #2717: Consider an audit log for plugin changes

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Tue Apr 11 07:15:24 UTC 2017

#2717: Consider an audit log for plugin changes
 Reporter:  dd32              |      Owner:
     Type:  enhancement       |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal            |  Milestone:  Plugin Directory v3 - Future
Component:  Plugin Directory  |   Keywords:
 Currently the plugin directory has very little logging of changes which
 occur to plugins, adding an audit logging plugin or functionality could
 potentially greatly ease the review of plugins in the future, answering
 questions such as
  * When was this first published?
  * When was this closed, and why
  * When did OtherUser get added to this plugin as a committer?
  * Who marked this plugin as approved, or reviewed and ready for approval?
 (For future when we have multiple reviewers)
 Many of these questions can be determined already by looking at raw data,
 but not much of it is reflected in the UI and available to reviewers.

 Actions which could be logged include
  * Plugin Submitted, by whom & when
  * Plugin Approved, by whom & when
  * Plugin Committer added/removed, by whom & when
  * Plugin Closed, by whom, when and for what reason (Replacing internal
 comments to a degree)
  * General free-text comment on the plugin (Replacing internal comments
 all together)

 A general use-case for where this would be useful - I just performed a
 bunch of automated actions on plugins, and a new plugin suddenly came up
 in the list. It took me a few minutes to determine if someone had approved
 it, or I'd mixed up a conditional and accidentally approved a plugin.
 Turned out that the author had just made their first commit and the plugin
 had moved from `approved` to `publish`.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2717>
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