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

Rajeev Bhatta techie.rajeev at yahoo.in
Mon Sep 21 07:22:27 UTC 2015

On Sat, 19 Sep 2015 17:54:56 +0200
Riccardo Iaconelli <riccardo at kde.org> wrote:

> I understand the takeover concern, it is a valid point. If I become
> the maintainer of application X, which was accepting pull requests,
> and I don't want to have a github account, I either have to create an
> account, find somebody on the team who wants to monitor pull
> requests, or change the project's policy.
> I still think that in this case the benefits on the advertisement
> outweight the problems (a change of policy due change of
> maintainership and nobody in the team wanting a github account).
> On Saturday, September 19, 2015 05:36:09 PM Martin Graesslin wrote:
> > 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.
> Any patch which needs any kind of serious reviewing will still have
> to go through reviewboard, nobody would use github's interface for
> that. How many these patches are clearly depends on the type of the
> project.
> For me a pull request is just a great opportunity to say:
> "hey, thanks a lot for your patch, I just pushed it to the main
> repository and it works great! If you want to continue submitting
> patches, I would suggest you get a KDE account by registering here
> <link>, so you have proper access to all KDE tools that help us in
> our development"


> while rejecting them autmatically isjust a great way to drive
> potential contributors away...
> Bye,
> -Riccardo
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Rajeev Bhatta <techie.rajeev at yahoo.in>

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