MR Gardening - A discussion, please leave your input!

Johnny Jazeix jazeix at
Mon Mar 6 20:28:00 GMT 2023


for GCompris, we don't have a lot of MR and even if some are old, we still
plan to take over them at some point (we know which ones are unmaintained)
so I think it's preferable to not add messages.

In a general manner, as said by Carl, MR should not be closed automatically.



Le dim. 5 mars 2023 à 11:14, AnnoyingRains <annoyingrain5 at> a
écrit :

> For a short amount of time now, there have been some small-scale
> trials of replying to old MRs with a reminder, and suggesting that the
> author closes the MR if it is either no longer needed or if it needs
> more work and the author does not have time for it.
> This has appeared to have a positive impact on the state of KDE
> software from this (albeit limited) trial. Some MRs have had renewed
> interest, others have admitted that they had forgotten that the MR
> even existed.
> We did consider closing MRs if there was no activity after our ping
> message. **We are no longer planning on doing this**, as it is more
> destructive than helpful. All decisions on if a MR should be closed
> will be left with the maintainers and the person who opened the MR.
> So, we need a proper discussion about this, should we send these
> reminder messages at all? If so, how old should an MR be before
> sending this reminder? Should closing the MR even be suggested in the
> message?
> If your specific project does not play nicely with this programme,
> please let us know and we can add it to the list of exclusions on our
> KDE Community page.
> I need your input,
> - Kye Potter, KDE Gardening
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