Re: [eclipse-dev] RFC: Eclipse TLP migration to Github
allow me to share my thoughts, even though I am a fairly recent
contributor to Eclipse projects and by no means as experienced in this
ecosystem as many others, especially the PMC members.
Having contributed to
-- AspectJ (GitHub → easy),
-- AJDT (no GitHub → more difficult, but at least no Gerrit),
-- JDT Core (no GitHub + Gerrit → OMG!),
I can confirm many of the pain points mentioned in the linked document
and sympathise with the idea to migrate. The overall reasoning seems to
be a sound one to me. It is not a secret that I am not a huge fan of
either Bugzilla, Gerrit or squashing PRs into single commits. This
however is neither the time nor the place to bash tools and processes I
did not "grow up with" as a contributor. I want to look (forward) into a
future, in which on-boarding new contributors can be made less
cumbersome. I do hope that new, more lightweight tooling shall also
inspire more lightweight (dare I say "agile") processes - by no means
sloppy ones, of course.
Acknowledging the big amount of work ahead on this journey, I want to
wish well to everyone who is going to contribute. Godspeed, Eclipse PMC!
Aleksandar Kurtakov schrieb am 14.10.2021 21:20 (GMT +02:00):
> We (Eclipse PMC) have been discussing migration to Github so we try to
> get closer to the bigger developer community and at the same time
> enhance the tooling we use daily.
> We have prepared a document  listing why, what, when, how according
> to our best knowledge but we are looking for your comments, ideas,
> etc. so together we choose the best path forward for Eclipse IDE
> development process.
> P.S. All communication channels are fine - comments on the document,
> mailing list discussions and even calls to discuss things.