Progress on GitHub and alternatives

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Mon Sep 7 00:35:18 UTC 2015

On Fri, 2015-09-04 at 11:07 -0700, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 04, 2015 at 06:12:11PM +1200, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> > On Tue, 2015-08-18 at 17:28 +1200, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> > > G'Day,
> > > 
> > > For the past while it has concerned me that we need a better 
> > > review
> > > system and that we should have a mirror and be accepting 
> > > contributions
> > > via github. 
> > > 
> > > To be clear, github isn't really a review system, but it has a 
> > > massive
> > > user community that we want to try to better connect with.
> > > 
> > > The plan is to make every github pull request turn into a mail on 
> > > the
> > > mailing list, so that we keep our mailing-list based workflow. 
> > 
> > > The URL for the official Samba Team repo is: 
> > >
> > 
> > I've done this now, and we have some test notification scripts 
> > sending mail to testlist.  
> > You can see how this looks at 
> >
> > It needs a lot of work to be really nice, but it is a start.  Pull
> > request on
> >  are
> > very, very welcome.
> > I'm also trying to get another tool working:
> >
> > This will post patches to the list, but for now it times out trying 
> > to
> > clone the samba repo, so needs some love.
> Great work Andrew, thanks for doing this !

I have both scripts up and running.  What I need now is some feedback
from you and the rest of the community. 

I need to know which of the scripts (or both) to run long term.  Look

and tell me what you like, and what you don't.  If you want to see the
actual mail output, the subscription page is here:

I also need folks to push their own patches to github, make pull
requests and comment on the workflow.

Currently, the service running git-format-patch (pull-request-mailer)
*will* automatically CC mails to those listed as From and Signed-off-by
in patches in pull requests.  Let me know if that would be an issue.

The other script, gh-mailinglist-notifications attaches the patches to
just one mail, which I understand may be a preference. 

Finally, we need to figure out how we will communicate back to the
author, as sadly replies to these mails won't make it back to github.
Either a few of us become members of the project and get the direct
pull request mails as well (that can be replied to), or we can leave
pull-request-mailer to write a message like this one


Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett
Authentication Developer, Samba Team
Samba Development and Support, Catalyst IT

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