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From David Nalley <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Introducing Gerrit for quality? was: [PROPOSAL] Using continuous integration to maintain our code quality...
Date Mon, 09 Jun 2014 17:13:55 GMT
On Mon, Jun 9, 2014 at 11:47 AM, David Nalley <> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 6, 2014 at 7:26 PM, Sheng Yang <> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Seems it's a good timing to bring back the discussion about the gerrit.
>> We want to do CI, and improve our code quality. One obvious way of doing
>> and reduce the workload of devs is introduce a tool to enforce the process.
>> I've checked out quite a few projects using gerrit, which would force you
>> to ask for review, and validation before the code can be committed to the
>> repo. Looks it's really a easier way for devs according what I've heard.
>> Even our competitor laid out a very detail workflow based on the use of
>> gerrit( ). I guess it can
>> make a good reference.
>> Well, gerrit has been brought up a few times before. And now the new
>> process we want to enforce just fits what gerrit(or other automation
>> review/test/commit software) is for.
>> Maybe it's the time for us to review the possibility of using a tool to
>> enforce our commits and improve our code quality(as well as transfer
>> knowledge) again?
>> --Sheng
> ASF Infra has a very dour view on Gerrit. Don't read that as
> impossible; there are many projects at the ASF who are interested in
> Gerrit.
> That said; what about moving to using github pull requests instead of
> RB, and from their, having the jenkins pull request builder
> automatically process every pull request and list information.
> Here's an example:
> You'll see that every time the patch changes, the jenkins plugin
> pulled the patch - ran tests against it and reported back.
> That said; it almost seems like we have the cart before the horse; we
> need to finish figuring out the CI Infrastructure first.
> --David

Just as an additional comment.
CF was using gerrit, and apparently dropped it in favor of GH Pull
Requests plus automated testing with Travis-CI.
I know folks like abayer and jfarrell are working on turning on
automated builds via the github pull request plugin for jenkins. Might
be something to consider.


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