[kde-community] Official KDE mirror on github

Martin Graesslin mgraesslin at kde.org
Fri Sep 18 20:14:04 UTC 2015

On Friday, September 18, 2015 9:52:46 PM CEST Jaroslaw Staniek wrote:
> On 18 September 2015 at 21:16, Marco Martin <notmart at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Fri, Sep 18, 2015 at 9:12 PM, Sune Vuorela <nospam at vuorela.dk> wrote:
> >>> 2. Regarding the issues/pull requests - nobody agreed/disagreed to my
> >>> proposal. Is anyone against an *opt-in* possibility of enabling Issues
> >>> and/or Pull Requests for a given mirrored repo? Opt-in by maintainer of
> >>> the patches. We can easily draft a policy if someone is afraid.
> >> 
> >> Yes. I'm against. And I'm also against mirroring on github, but I didn't
> >> voice my opinion by that because it was said that issues and pull
> >> requests are not to be enabled.
> > 
> > yes, i'm not willing to deal with pull requests from github as well.
> > 
> > I don't like being on github, but if everybody likes to have a copy
> > here that's fine, until it's a copy and i don't have to use it.
> You don't have to use pull requests, as I said: opt-in feature of a repo.
> I won't use it too in my workflow. Treat it as an exception: some folks in
> KDE friendly and openly accept patches sent by email and _friendly_
> encourage that next time for non-trivial work it will be better to use
> official tools.
> @Sune you're from KDE but for example packagers often use email to
> send "fix build" patches.
> Nobody responded to this to so I'll repeat: I won't reject early
> attempts of people wanting to contribute so if I have to I'll use
> personal forks on github and any other places where I actually can
> meet contributors.
> Then the Issues thing is another matter: I'd appreciate that you read
> - I am not proposing to use it as alternative bugzilla (which is
> terrible BTW) but to solve integration issue I am having. Hopefully it
> will be sorted more cleanly one day.
> PS: We're also supporting "nonstandard" approach: patches in bugzilla
> (that can never be marked as rejected if are invalid), shouldn't this
> feature be blocked?

This is completely different. Bugzilla is free software and if we move patch 
review to bugzilla (GNOME does that) we have not moved to a proprietary 

I must say I'm uneasy with the thought of allowing pull requests - even as an 
exception. Seeing this raised on the day the mirroring started makes me sad 
that I initiated the whole thing.

So I join Sune, Eike and Marco: "Free software needs free tools, no 
proprietary pull requests for KDE development!"


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