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

Martin Graesslin mgraesslin at kde.org
Sat Sep 19 16:46:24 UTC 2015

On Saturday, September 19, 2015 6:38:26 PM CEST Kevin Krammer wrote:
> On Saturday, 2015-09-19, 17:53:17, Martin Graesslin wrote:
> > On Saturday, September 19, 2015 5:46:07 PM CEST Kevin Krammer wrote:
> > > 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).
> > 
> > KDE does not have mandatory code review. I have to admit that I as a
> > maintainer have quite often pushed commits directly which went to me by
> > mail because I then reviewed them before pushing. Why uploading just to
> > press shipit?
> Right.
> I was just saying that the workflow would be the same.
> Patches of new contributors would go through review, either formal or by an
> established contributor, just like they would now.
> > My fear here is that if we allow pull request, people will also start to
> > use them for code review at which point we have split the development
> > team in those doing code review through reviewboard and those through
> > github.
> You mean that if a project currently doesn't to reviews, it would start
> doing so due to accepting github contributions and then doing those on
> github instead of the KDE tool?
> Hmm, haven't though of that.
> But wouldn't that, from the point of view of anyone else (existing
> contributors, other KDE contributors) just be like the status before? I.e.
> no code review?
> Just that the patches that get pushed are potentially of higher quality
> because they had actually been reviewed?

No, I'm afraid of code review slowly moving from KDE to github up to the final 
point where I need to get a github account because otherwise I cannot 
contribute code.

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