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Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] 103 Contributions pending on GitHub

On 12/18/2013 10:53 AM, Matthias Sohn wrote:
On Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 10:42 AM, Markus Alexander Kuppe <cross-project-issues-dev_eclipse.org@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 12/18/2013 10:36 AM, Mickael Istria wrote:
> Wouldn't it be better to disable pull requests for Eclipse repository
> mirrors at GitHub? Or enforce usage of a hook on pull request telling to
> use Bugzilla & Gerrit?

we could also consider to use the Gerrit Github plugin [1] to import Github pull requests into Gerrit
for those projects using Gerrit.
Importing existing ones makes sense. However, I'm not sure relying on a plugin is better than simply disabling PRs and encourage people to make a quick search to find out how to contribute.
I'd rather see the Foundation teaching & enforcing a single unified workflow to contribute to any Eclipse project. One using Bugzilla and Gerrit. This is the most helpful for reviewers, and helping reviewers is a way to increase reactivity on incoming reviews, then it is a way to increase contributions.
As a reviewer one some projects, I find it annoying to another sources of contributions. Monitoring Forums, mailing-lists, Bugzilla and Gerrit is enough.
As a Gerrit user, I also dislike the pull request mechanism (where commits are not amended, but sequenced in a branch) compared to Gerrit one (where commit gets amended until it's good enough to be merged).
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