Changes to our Git infrastructure

Jan Kundrát jkt at
Mon Jan 5 15:40:52 GMT 2015

On Monday, 5 January 2015 16:23:15 CEST, Thomas Lübking wrote:
> To sum up my understanding:
> - Nobody wants to install/use PHP (or, good god, .NET/Mono ;-) on a client.
> - Nobody remotely intends to *require* this (but one can oc. 
> *offer* tools written on any whatsoever exotic requirement)

Phabricator has an equivalent of rbtools/rbt called Arcanist which is 
written in PHP. There are AFAIK no other tools for automating working with 
Phabricator's code review subsystem.

I claim that requiring PHP or JVM or .NET for each 
developers'/contributors' productive work is bad. Jeff's response is that 
PHP is not really required because they can just juggle patches by hand and 
paste them to web interfaces or pipe to `git am`. While this is technically 
correct, I find this logic misleading and say that in absence of tools 
which are on-par with Arcanist, PHP is effectively required, and I do find 
this situation a downside of Phabricator. I also point out that there are 
other tools which do not require a client-side PHP script.


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