On a production site, I don't want admins to be able to perform many tasks at all, to limit the risks the site is exposed to, so modules like "Views UI" will be turned off.
However, I still want a number of administrators to have access to Views and similar functionality, so they can perform changes without a developers help.
Thus I would like to see the ability to have some features "auto-export" themselves, a script that commits them to the VCS, and then deploys to a stage-server where they can be tested and approved.
Is there any public work at all on this type of functionality, or would I need to start from scratch? Is the idea entirely in-sane, and if so, what other options should I pursue?