MR Gardening - A discussion, please leave your input!

Michael Reeves reeves.87 at
Tue Mar 7 11:34:10 GMT 2023

KDiff3 is in a similar position to GCompris and would not at this benefit from auto closing or extra messaging on MR's

Mar 6, 2023 3:29:12 PM Johnny Jazeix <jazeix at>:

> Hi,
> 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.
> Cheers,
> Johnny
> 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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