What is the problem with ports PR reaction delays?

Alfred Perlstein alfred at freebsd.org
Sat Jan 25 08:57:23 UTC 2014

On 1/25/14, 12:11 AM, Yuri wrote:
> On 01/24/2014 20:16, Alfred Perlstein wrote:
>> (maybe there is some great ports system that I'm not aware of that 
>> makes this all as easy github, but I somehow doubt that.)
> github itself is closed source, but 95% of its functionality is based 
> on git which is open. One only needs to invoke 3-4 git operations to 
> support what it does on the website side. Register on the site, fork 
> the project under user's login, submit a pull request, merge a fork's 
> branch to the main branch. All these are basically git commands. 
> Without the glossiness of github, this is not that large of a project. 
> Submitters will do the rest through git.
> I think, instead of tediously going through the PRs by hand, it is 
> wiser to set up some system like this.
Agreed.   +1000

Although if we go down the rabbit hole of building something "like 
github" that might take a while.  For now prototyping using the github 
pull methods might be a good proof of concept.  I may look into doing a 
github pull request -> GNATS (src) PR gateway if time allows.


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