Feature matrix for future infrastructure
boud at valdyas.org
Fri Jan 23 14:21:34 GMT 2015
On Thu, 22 Jan 2015, Milian Wolff wrote:
> Hey all,
> I started this page just now:
> It's pretty limited, so far. I hope everyone could help out and extend it and
> fill it with the information and verify that each contestant is displayed in a
> fair light. Please add links, comments etc. pp. wherever possible.
Hm... That matrix needs a heck of a lot of work before it's worth spending
time on. It perpetuates the illusion that phabricator and gerrit are
equivalents, which isn't true.
Gerrit is just a kind of reviewboard with a git integration, phabricator
is a whole integrated development platform.
And, apart from detail-by-detail comparisons, gerrit would be an
exceedingly bad choice for a community like KDE, with its enormous
diversity of skill levels. Gerrit is uninviting and complicated.
There is no way an artist who has a nice patch for Krita is ever going to
be able to inducted into becoming a Krita developer if they have to follow
instructions like this:
Even reviewboard works better for that.
Honestly, this discussion is misguided. I'm sure there are people who like
gerrit as a tool, probably influenced by the fact that gerrit is used by
the Qt project, and we have a history of doing what the Qt project does.
But gerrit is not the answer to the question "what should our future
infrastructure be", because it's only a replacement for reviewboard.
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