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

Jaroslaw Staniek staniek at kde.org
Sat Sep 19 19:13:48 UTC 2015

On 19 September 2015 at 21:08, Eike Hein <hein at kde.org> wrote:
> On 09/19/2015 08:58 PM, Kevin Krammer wrote:
>> Even using a review tool in the first place is something that the maintainer
>> asks people to do.
> No. We advertise ReviewBoard (and later Phab) as a general
> interface to throw code at our maintainers. "I don't look
> at ReviewBoard" is not a socially tenable position in our
> community in practice, just like "I don't look at GitHub"
> won't be*. The pressure will be to cover all places. Some
> people will say they don't want to or can't and abandon
> one for the other, and we'll have conflict over it and it
> will affect who develops for KDE and who maintains our
> products.
> If your (generic you) position is that people should be
> comfortable with GitHub and a KDE with only people who
> are comfortable with GitHub would be a better KDE, then
> you don't feel that is much of an issue, and that's more
> or less what some of the people in the discussion propose,
> unless they trick themselves into ideas like opt-in
> or two-stage review actually being viable in a general
> fashion.
> * = I've explained elsewhere why making GitHub opt-in
>   won't work, but in a nutshell: Repositories don't map
>   to projects; GitHub will spread over time across repo-
>   sitories because it's hard to opt out again; common
>   ownership implicitly means there are no "project X"
>   devs but only KDE devs, or rather that's what we would
>   like to see and optimize for, so GitHub for any repo
>   affects all devs.

Could you mention at least one KDE git repo that belongs to multiple
projects? And thus maybe multiple even multiple groups of maintainers?

regards, Jaroslaw Staniek

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