Reviewboard timing (was Re: Sunsetting of Infrastructure and the Phabricator migration)

Ben Cooksley bcooksley at
Fri Mar 18 22:20:12 GMT 2016

On Sat, Mar 19, 2016 at 10:58 AM, Luigi Toscano
<luigi.toscano at> wrote:
> Ben Cooksley ha scritto:
>> On Sat, Mar 19, 2016 at 12:12 AM, Luigi Toscano
>> <luigi.toscano at> wrote:
>>> On Friday 18 of March 2016 19:46:03 Ben Cooksley wrote:
>>>> In terms of Reviewboard, there are no plans to import it's contents
>>>> into Phabricator, as the level of effort required is too high. Once we
>>>> are migrated to Phabricator for reviews, i'm proposing that everyone
>>>> has 4 weeks to finish any final reviews up within Reviewboard before
>>>> it is set to read only by disabling login for everyone. Reviews still
>>>> open at that point would be discarded.
>>> (starting a subthread on kde-core-devel as advised)
>>> I think this timing is too short. I agree with closing down Reviewboard, of
>>> course, but I would propose something a bit more complicated (it seems that
>>> reviewboard permissions does not allow to easily set it):
>>> - close down new submissions (physically remove the pages? Comment out the
>>> code in reviewboard)
>>> - leave open the existing reviews for 6 months and add periodic reminders to
>>> them.
>> 6 months seems a bit excessive. Reviews shouldn't be sticking around
>> for too long - and if the patch is still needed nothing stops someone
>> from picking it up and posting it on Phabricator to continue with it.
>> Any specific reason for such a long wind down?
> My experience: reviews shouldn't be sticking but reality and expectations do
> not match sometime, and I fear it will be a chunk of lost code.

Nothing will be lost - Reviewboard will remain in read only mode, with
a clear marker that any still uncommitted patches which need reviving
should be copied over to Phabricator.
If need be, we can also put a general notice on each still open review
in the weeks leading up to it going read only...

> Ciao
> --
> Luigi


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