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From "Jerry Chen (Commented) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (INFRA-4104) JIRA-GitHub Experiment
Date Tue, 15 Nov 2011 01:48:51 GMT

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Jerry Chen commented on INFRA-4104:
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Thanks for answering my various questions about the current setup.

> I guess the main question is whether you want to actively support GitHub pull requests
as a way to submit patches.

The more I think about it, it seems the goal should be making the transition from GitHub pull
requests to JIRA issues as painless as possible, for both the contributor and the commiter.
I certainly don't want to reinvent wheels and truly bridge GH and JIRA for a 1:1 experience,
but at least automate the steps from taking a GH pull request to creating a JIRA issue.

The email script appears to be useful from a notification standpoint, but I think the following
steps could/should be automated:
* Creating a new JIRA issue
* Populating the issue with GH pull request patch, comments, author info
* Notifying the contributor on GH on how to transition to JIRA
* Providing pull request with link to JIRA issue, instructions

As far as legal concerns go, we could notify the GH contributor to log into JIRA to explicitly
grant Apache the license, and/or indicate future pull request should grant this explicitly
in the description of the pull request. I can probably ask legal-discuss@ if this project
starts getting underway.

>> Does Apache have any control over the apache organization on GitHub, or should I
contact GitHub?
> We do control the apache account on Github, though the mirroring setup is managed by
the Github team. What settings would you need changed?

This question was geared more towards how one would update the webhooks for an apache project,
assuming everything worked.

As far as next steps go, assuming this project is agreeable and supportable, I see them to
be:
* Determine web hook technology. What is lightweight Python and supported by ASF? Something
like Flask would be perfect, and I'm looking to avoid something heavier like Django or anything
that rhymes with "Qwisted"...
* Test JIRA project. This should be the only component I'd need help with. I can set up my
own test GH project, and use a local development server for the Python part, before we would
try moving onto ASF's servers.

Thanks,
Jerry
                
> JIRA-GitHub Experiment
> ----------------------
>
>                 Key: INFRA-4104
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-4104
>             Project: Infrastructure
>          Issue Type: Wish
>      Security Level: public(Regular issues) 
>          Components: Git
>            Reporter: Jerry Chen
>            Priority: Minor
>
> Hello Infra,
> I am currently a committer for the Libcloud project. We have occasional pull requests
created in GitHub which we manually have to reply and request the contributors to create JIRA
tickets.
> Theoretically, we could use GitHub's pull request web hooks to:
> * Create a new JIRA issue
> * Link or copy the content of the GitHub pull request issue
> * Provide instructions on the GitHub pull request, and provide a link to the JIRA issue
> * Close the GitHub pull request
> My questions for Infrastructure are:
> * Would it be possible to create a test JIRA project so we don't have to pollute the
LIBCLOUD JIRA?
> * Would infra be willing to host the webhooks (small Python app perhaps) which GitHub
would call on a pull request?
> * Does Apache have any control over the apache organization on GitHub, or should I contact
GitHub?
> If this experiment proves to be successful, we could share this technology with the rest
of the Apache projects that have an active community for GitHub, to at least reduce the barrier
to entry for contributions.
> Cheers,
> Jerry

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