[kde-community] Official KDE mirror on github

John Layt jlayt at kde.org
Mon Aug 17 07:05:41 UTC 2015

On 17 August 2015 at 07:54, Jos Poortvliet <jospoortvliet at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'd say the main benefit of Github is that it makes it easy for the many
> developers used to it to do a pull request - effectively widening our
> potential contributor base. Some might send in one or two minor pull
> requests, not being interested in becoming regular contributors, others might
> be convinced, after a few patches, to join KDE and then get on our
> infrastructure.
> Why make people first join a mailing list and/or go through other hoops
> before we allow them to help make KDE better?
> Of course, you can leave it up to individual sub projects if they're
> interested in more contributions or not.

I'll address this separately while I decide if the main topic is a
good thing or not. Given how hard it is to just build a KDE app or
Framework, and the efforts potential contributors have to go to just
to get a working build, then I think making them go through the normal
submission channels is the least of our worries. If they were by some
miracle able to build something and create a patch, then it's really
not much harder to create and upload a patch to Bugzilla or
Reviewboard (we could script it). I'm hoping Phabricator solves this
by allowing a push like Gerrit does? is so then even easier then...

We need to solve the build problem first.


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