[Kde-scm-interest] meeting summary

Chani chanika at gmail.com
Fri Dec 11 18:43:13 CET 2009

On December 11, 2009 06:30:57 Esben Mose Hansen wrote:
> On Thursday 10 December 2009 19:24:13 Chani wrote:
> > gitorious currently doesn't allow you to choose what mail you receive.
> > everyone in the kde-developers group was getting amarok's merge request
> >  email,  which was kinda annoying, especially with other projects talking
> >  about moving to git before such issues are resolved.
> >
> > johan is going to implement a proper solution, but we don't know when,
> > and in  the meantime amarok people refused to consider not sending mail
> > to the kde- developers group, so ossi went behind their back and changed
> > it so that the mail went to an amarok-developers group, scoffing at
> > people's requests to have a discussion first.
> >
> > the reason ossi's change can only be temporary is that gitorious users
> >  (ie,  kde developers) still don't have control over what email they get;
> >  the only way to join or leave a group right now is to find the admin of
> >  that group and ask him/her to do it for you.
> This merge request mail thing is new, right? So if it is blocking our
> migration to git, can't we just disable it altogether until the solution to
> this is worked out?
> The problem doesn't sound unsolvable; just a matter of some web-interface,
>  and some permission bits for users. Or similar. And we still have
>  reviewboard, so it's not like there is no alternative. Or if all else
>  fail, git works fine with mailinglists and git-send-email --- that's e.g.
>  how libgit2 works, and I have no trouble with this workflow.
> I just don't see the problem, really. So, given that I, like most men,
>  think I am smarter-than-average, at least half the people in here can't
>  see it either. So what are we missing?

what you've missed is the teensy-tiny little detail that in order for amarok 
devs to have permissions to manage merge requests, they also had to receive 
email. the recently-added permission bit controlled both of these together.
although now johan's just done away with the email.... so... huh. no email for 
anyone even if they want it.

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