Gerrit supports inline edit feature now

Michael Stahl mstahl at
Thu Dec 18 03:44:04 PST 2014

On 18.12.2014 11:55, Markus Mohrhard wrote:
> Hey,
> On Thu, Dec 18, 2014 at 11:47 AM, Bjoern Michaelsen
> <bjoern.michaelsen at
> <mailto:bjoern.michaelsen at>> wrote:
>     Hi,
>     On Thu, Dec 18, 2014 at 10:19:08AM +0000, Michael Meeks wrote:
>     > -     // that sounds like a stupid idea
>     > +     // actually this is really cool for small changes
>     >
>     >       Also - we have various solutions to allow central compilation coming -
>     > right.
>     >
>     >       ;-)
>     Yes, inline editing is an important and cool thing. If our workflow
>     cant handle
>     that, we need to adapt it (e.g. more, earlier CI and unittests) not
>     the other
>     way around. ;)
> It is not that easy. This feature shifts some of the work from the
> developer to the reviewer. IMHO our reviewers are already one of the
> weakest link in our development process as reviewing is normally only
> done by the people who have been working on the code for a long time and
> know the code quite well.
> I'd like to see solutions that shift work from these people and make it
> easier for new reviewers to come in and not make their job more complex
> and more demanding.

i disagree with your assessment of the feature.  it will make things
easier for reviewers,  because if you spot a trivial typo in a patch you
can just quickly fix it, you don't have to decide between downloading
the patch and editing it offline and pushing it manually, or adding a
comment and then waiting for the submitter to upload a new version of
the patch and get 4 email notifications about it and review it again.

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