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

Kevin Krammer krammer at kde.org
Sat Sep 19 15:46:07 UTC 2015


On Saturday, 2015-09-19, 17:36:09, Martin Graesslin wrote:
> On Saturday, September 19, 2015 5:19:16 PM CEST Riccardo Iaconelli wrote:

> > 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*.
> 
> I disagree. What I write now I mean for anything hosted under KDE/* and not
> e.g. mgraesslin/*
> 
> If we have some projects accepting pull requests it creates pressure for
> other projects to also accept pull requests. This means my identity.kde.org
> account is no longer enough to maintain a KDE project.

This is the concern I understand.
Some projects accepting such requests (whatever that means, still unclear on 
that) could easily create the expectation that all projects do.

> Pullrequests in the github are more than a way to submit a patch. It's also
> code review. At the point where this would happen, part of the community is
> excluded from participating in the code review process. Even more part of
> our code actually moves to github. Previous versions of the patch are then
> only available through github infrastructure.

I am not quite sure I understand this concern.
The patch would still go through review at KDE. Even with no github at all a 
patch could have been through several revisions before being submitted.
The review always deals with the "final" submission (obviously not final if 
things need to be changed).

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