[kde-community] What is a GitHub pull request exactly?

Riccardo Iaconelli riccardo at kde.org
Sat Sep 19 16:29:08 UTC 2015


On Saturday, September 19, 2015 06:22:17 PM Martin Graesslin wrote:
> And how do we do that? Can we enforce this technically or will that be 
> weakened over the time the same way as we just turned the mirror into
> "let's  accept pull requests"?

There is no way to enforce this technically, it has to be an unwritten policy. 
Just like many other things in KDE, we don't always have the option to enforce 
policies. And I think it's a good like this: before reviewboard was set up, we 
had other review methods. It was the freedom to explore that later made us 
switch to reviewboard, first for Plasma, and then for the rest of the 
infrastructure.

I am really sorry you feel fooled by the KDE community, I don't think meant 
that. I really think we just have to iron out a misunderstanding on how we 
should use pull requests (i.e. not to replace our development model, but to 
close the communication bridge with possible contributors).

Bye,
-Riccardo




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