[kde-community] Official KDE mirror on github

Ben Cooksley bcooksley at kde.org
Mon Aug 17 07:57:41 UTC 2015

On Mon, Aug 17, 2015 at 7:05 PM, John Layt <jlayt at kde.org> wrote:
> 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...

Please see https://secure.phabricator.com/T8092 for more information
on the future of this.

> We need to solve the build problem first.
> John.


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