What is the problem with ports PR reaction delays?
bapt at FreeBSD.org
Sat Jan 25 19:52:37 UTC 2014
On Sat, Jan 25, 2014 at 10:26:30AM -0800, Alfred Perlstein wrote:
> On 1/25/14 9:51 AM, Baptiste Daroussin wrote:
> > On Sat, Jan 25, 2014 at 12:57:21AM -0800, Alfred Perlstein wrote:
> >> 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.
> > Once again github pull request is the worst way of merging patches that exists.
> > We already have problem with ugly and inaccurate logs, such pull request will
> > make it even worse.
> > Making proper merge from github pull request it not that easy, you will need to
> > fetch pull request as custom branches and cherry-pick them. That is really not
> > convenient.
> Probably a dozen lines of shell.
Actually no: add this to your git config file
fetch = +refs/pull/*/head:refs/remotes/origin/pr/*
Then all the pull request will be seen as branches you can safely cherry-pick.
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