[kde-community] Bikeshedding - our strength apparently *sigh*

Kevin Krammer krammer at kde.org
Sat Sep 19 15:37:49 UTC 2015


On Saturday, 2015-09-19, 17:19:16, Riccardo Iaconelli wrote:
> On Saturday, September 19, 2015 10:58:09 AM Michael Pyne wrote:
> > Is anyone actually arguing this point in the way you ask? No one's asking
> > to  prevent "one offs" entirely, the core of the issue is that KDE
> > development should happen *within* KDE-the-whole-community, not *apart
> > from* KDE.
> 
> Nobody is proposing to move there the development! And pull requests are
> really "one offs", no stable contributor would sensibly use them as a
> regular basis, just like no stable contributor doesn't get an account and
> develops only through mailing patches...
> 
> This whole thread started with one sentence which started like "if somebody
> sends me a patch, it doesn't matter if she/he sends it to me via mail,
> github, or by post... if it's good work, I am going to integrate it". I
> think we should keep to that and not escalate it to "some KDE projects move
> to github for development".
> 
> I think there was some confusion on that point, so let me state this again:
> the agreement is that github mirrors ARE going to be kept read-only, so
> someone with a KDE account and the developer karma still has to push the
> patch to git.kde.org (or reviewboard or so on...), if he wants to see it
> integrated. I don't see how that destroys our values. I just see it as a
> way through which potential newcomers can submit their first contribution,
> instead of mailing a patch.
> 
> At least, in my view, the mirrors will STILL be *READ-ONLY*.

Exactly!

How would a mirror even be read/write?
We are not going to upload a private key to github to allow some script there 
to push and we are not going to automatically and blindly pull and merge from 
github either, no?

Cheers,
Kevin
-- 
Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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