Changes to our Git infrastructure

Alexander Neundorf neundorf at
Mon Jan 5 22:59:50 GMT 2015

On Monday, January 05, 2015 23:53:02 Boudewijn Rempt wrote:
> I'm just trying to make clear that reviewboard is a crappy tool inciting
> people to write crappy reviews that drive people away. Apart from any
> other nonsense about cultural differences (the standard cop-out from
> Dutchmen and Germans -- I ain't rude, I'm just honest, it's cultural!), I
> think that people should read Ian's mail, with attention:
> "Speaking for myself, I find this a huge turnoff in the KDE world and am
> now planning to retire from KDE as soon as I can.  But then I am 76 and
> git is my 10th source-code control system since 1965-66, so I have little
> interest in mastering it.
> I have also found ReviewBoard utterly counter-productive this year, either
> because one writes an entry and nobody reviews it, or nobody understands
> it, or because one gets nitpicked about syntax and white space when one is
> really looking for helpful advice about how better to solve the problem at
> hand. I think I must have lost a month or two on ReviewBoard during the
> year, with very little helpful advice gained."
> I consider nitpick reviews harmful. If you have nothing better to do than
> nitpick, don't, and reviewboard is a tool which encourages you to do.

I wouldn't blame it on reviewboard, I don't have the impression it differs in 
this regard e.g. from gerrit.


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