[PATCH wayland 1/1] contributing: use Gitlab merge request workflow

Pekka Paalanen ppaalanen at gmail.com
Wed Feb 27 10:19:12 UTC 2019

On Tue, 26 Feb 2019 14:13:03 +0000
Daniel Stone <daniel at fooishbar.org> wrote:

> Hi Pekka,
> On Tue, 26 Feb 2019 at 13:42, Pekka Paalanen <ppaalanen at gmail.com> wrote:
> > The experience from Weston shows that the Gitlab merge request based workflow
> > works really well. Recently there have also been issues with the mailing list
> > that have made the email based workflow more painful than it used to be. Those
> > issues might have been temporary or occasional, but they probably are only
> > going to increase.
> >
> > The MR workflow is different, it has its issues
> > (https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/freedesktop/freedesktop/issues/74) and we
> > likely lose the explicit Reviewed-by etc. tags from commit messages, but it is
> > also much easier to work with: no more whitespace damaged patches, lost email,
> > setting up git-send-email; we gain automated CI before any human reviewer even
> > looks at anything, and people can jump in to an ongoing discussion even if they
> > weren't subscribed before.  
> Yes, I totally agree. It's been night and day since we switched Weston
> over. We seem to do a much better job of not letting MRs fall between
> the cracks, we're getting MRs from contributors we didn't previously
> see. As a reviewer, just being able to track the discussions over the
> various iterations of the patch without having to read the whole mail
> thread over again and mentally keep track of what has and hasn't been
> fixed, is magical. Plus actually having comments attached to
> particular points in code, with context.
> > -There is also a command line interface to Patchwork called `pwclient`, see
> > -http://patchwork.freedesktop.org/project/wayland/
> > -for links where to get it and the sample `.pwclientrc` for Wayland.
> > +Once submitted to GitLab, your patches will be reviewed by the Weston  
> s/Weston/Wayland/
> > +A common request is to split single large patch into multiple patches. This can
> > +happen, for example, if when adding a new feature you notice a bug in Weston's  
> And again.
> But the rest looks good to me and I'm thrilled to see it, so:
> Reviewed-by: Daniel Stone <daniels at collabora.com>

Ha, I could swear I read it through a couple times to find the weston
mentions. :-D

I'll fix that and update.

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