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

Ivan Čukić ivan.cukic at kde.org
Sat Sep 19 19:24:34 UTC 2015

> Could you mention at least one KDE git repo that belongs to multiple

Eike already mentioned that Plasma has a single repo in which
different parts are maintained by different people.


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On 19 September 2015 at 21:13, Jaroslaw Staniek <staniek at kde.org> wrote:
> 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?
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