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Jul 11, 2012, 7:04 PM
Post #3 of 3
It's a shame I lost my momentum developing Gareth before this and dropped
back into the mundane stuff I have to get done for work.
~Daniel Friesen (Dantman, Nadir-Seen-Fire) [http://daniel.friesen.name]
On Wed, 11 Jul 2012 08:25:00 -0700, Rob Lanphier <robla [at] wikimedia>
> Hi everyone,
> As you know, when we moved to Git, we decided we would retire our home
> grown "Code Review" extension for MediaWiki. Having collectively not
> had a lot of experience with Git-based code review tools, we decided
> to try Gerrit.
> Moving to Git was a very deliberate decision that was discussed over
> many years, Gerrit wasn't discussed in much detail until after the
> migration. As discussed earlier on this list, we'd like to revisit
> the Gerrit decision, and either commit to it for the next couple years
> or so, or put in place a plan to migrate to some other system.
> Here's the plan: let's discuss the alternatives here for the next
> three weeks, keeping this page up-to-date based on the discussion:
> Brion has graciously agreed to act as the judge and jury, and make the
> call which way to go. He's in a good position to be a reasonably
> neutral but also very informed party. He also doesn't have the
> conflict of interest that I have (I've got an admitted pro-Gerrit bias
> just due to not wanting to take on more work for my team's backlog).
> You'll notice that the wiki page above has a "The case for Gerrit" and
> "The case against Gerrit". Chad is lead editor the pro-Gerrit case,
> so the section "The case for Gerrit" is not NPOV, it's ChadPOV. :)
> Similarly, the anti-Gerrit case lead editor is David Schoonover. You
> shouldn't let that stop you from editing that page though. In fact,
> the anti-Gerrit section was entirely written by Ori Livneh as of this
> Chad is coming to San Francisco the week of August 6. We're planning
> to have a meeting to finalize the decision when he's in town.
> However, that will hopefully be a rubber stamp of whatever consensus
> emerges on list, rather than something we're still trying to hash out.
> So, if you'd like to see us move off of Gerrit, now is your chance.
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