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From David Nalley <da...@gnsa.us>
Subject Re: Podling request: Gerrit
Date Tue, 14 Jul 2015 02:45:42 GMT
On Mon, Jul 13, 2015 at 9:38 PM, Ian Maxon <imaxon@uci.edu> wrote:
>> This is a severe problem and needs to be rectified promptly.
>> How are commits migrating from the external repository to the ASF repository?
>> We typically end up missing provenance information that is important
>> in blind mirroring of content.
>>
>
> There's no blind mirroring going on here. What we have done is to ask
> every committer to first, review and submit their patch to Gerrit, and
> then take the submitted commit from Gerrit's master, and mirror that
> to ASF's git by hand. This way, push logs remain valid.
>

That's a little better and keeps some problems at bay, but introduces
others (as you're experiencing now, diverging codebases).
At the end of the day, VP Legal is the one that has to be satisfied.
This is pretty far from what the norm is, and is being proposed by a
podling, so I'd expect some skepticism. Other podlings, have proposed
similar workflows (albeit with extra problems.) and were not allowed
to retain that procedure.

--David

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