Feature matrix for future infrastructure

Milian Wolff mail at milianw.de
Sat Jan 24 12:20:10 GMT 2015

On Friday 23 January 2015 15:21:34 Boudewijn Rempt wrote:
> On Thu, 22 Jan 2015, Milian Wolff wrote:
> > Hey all,
> > 
> > I started this page just now:
> > 
> > https://community.kde.org/Sysadmin/FutureInfrastructure
> > 
> > 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.

Yes, that's the whole point of the matrix. If they would be equivalent, then 
we wouldn't need to compare anything.

> Gerrit is just a kind of reviewboard with a git integration, phabricator
> is a whole integrated development platform.

No, this is not true. Gerrit can do a heck more than reviewboard. See the 
matrix and re-read the discussion and the mails from Jan.

> 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.

Say what? Please, let us keep this discussion technical.

> 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:
> https://techbase.kde.org/Development/Gerrit
> Even reviewboard works better for that.

There is even a gerrit plugin to upload patches via the web interface. So your 
"argument" is invalid here.

> 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.

*Sigh*... No!

Milian Wolff
mail at milianw.de

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