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Re: [ecf-dev] Gerrit

Hi Scott,

Yes. IIRC, it is very useful when it comes to accepting contributions from Non-Committers.Â

But AFAIR it can be used to monitor committer activities as well which could be useful when we are getting ready for releases.

it is a quite a useful tool in general for monitoring activities.

Thanks and Regards,
Harshana

On 31 July 2012 22:14, Scott Lewis <slewis@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi Wim,

Would you briefly describe your experiences with using gerrit for the git project?

My hope was that *particularly* for non-committer contributions, that gerrit could make things easier/quicker/more efficient than reviewing attachments to bugs. If it doesn't actually accomplish that, however...or costs a lot to do that...then I don't want to add process.

Thanks,

Scott



On 7/31/2012 1:19 AM, Wim Jongman wrote:

Sure.

I am a bit concerned about how effective it will be given our scarce resources.ÂIt was quite complicated to me when I tried to contribute to the git project. Hence my reservations.

Anyway, I am happy to give it another try. I willÂtry to free some time to investigate.

Met vriendelijke groet,

Wim

On 30 jul. 2012, at 23:31, Scott Lewis <slewis@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hi Wim,

On 7/30/2012 1:56 PM, Wim Jongman wrote:
I have looked at the wiki and the previous discussion as pointed out by Scott and have this question:ÂWhat problem is solved with Gerrit?

Assumption: Code reviews are desired/desirable...at least under some circumstances (e.g. contributions from non-committers)

If you grant the above assumption, I would say that Gerrit provides support for automating doing such code reviews (like any tool IMHO, it doesn't 'solve' the problem but rather 'improves/simplifies/supports' such a process).

It's not my intention/expectation that all commits/pushes to ECF would require a Gerrit review. But there are occasions when having code reviews...and having support for doing so...would be useful IMHO (at least there are occasions when I would like to request that others review my contributions).

Scott









Regards,

Wim

On Mon, Jul 30, 2012 at 7:44 PM, Scott Lewis <slewis@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi Markus,


On 7/29/2012 11:03 PM, Markus Alexander Kuppe wrote:
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+1 for Gerrit.

We would probably have to host our own instance or have the EF
webmasters integrate our Jenkins server with Gerrit for us (assuming we
want/need a review system <> build integration).

Hmmm. Â I had been assuming that we would just follow the process for requesting Gerrit usage via the EF

http://wiki.eclipse.org/Gerrit#Enabling_Gerrit_for_your_Eclipse.org_Project

...but I see what you mean about integrating with our Jenkins server.

Markus do you have any thoughts on how would you like to handle interacting with the EF admins about what's the best/right course here (e.g. hosting our own Gerrit vs. using EF Gerrit installation)? ÂI would like to see review system and build system integration (as Alex's video demonstrates)...but I'm not sure what this will take...and I certainly don't want to take on a whole lot of additional integration (and the inevitable maintenance)...if we don't have to.

Thanks,

Scott




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