[cfe-dev] [llvm-dev] [Github] RFC: linear history vs merge commits
Jeremy Lakeman via cfe-dev
cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org
Thu Jan 31 16:19:30 PST 2019
Script a bot to scrape the patches and post to phabricator?
On Fri, 1 Feb 2019 at 04:22, Roman Lebedev via llvm-dev <
llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 31, 2019 at 8:29 PM David Greene via cfe-dev
> <cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
> > Mehdi AMINI <joker.eph at gmail.com> writes:
> > > What is the practical plan to enforce the lack of merges? When we
> > > looked into this GitHub would not support this unless also forcing
> > > every change to go through a pull request (i.e. no pre-receive hooks
> > > on direct push to master were possible). Did this change? Are we
> > > hoping to get support from GitHub on this?
> > >
> > > We may write this rule in the developer guide, but I fear it'll be
> > > hard to enforce in practice.
> > Again, changes aren't going through git yet, right? Not until SVN is
> > decommissioned late this year (or early next). SVN requires a strict
> > linear history so it handles the enforcement for now.
> > My personal opinion is that when SVN is decomissioned we should use pull
> > requests, simply because that's what's familiar to the very large
> > development community outside LLVM. It will lower the bar to entry for
> > new contributors. This has all sorts of implications we need to discuss
> > of course, but we have some time to do that.
> My personal opinion is an opposite of that one.
> *Does* LLVM want to switch from phabricator to github pr's?
> I personally don't recall previous discussions.
> Personally, i hope not, i hope phabricator should/will stay.
> Low bar for entry is good, but not at the cost of raising the bar
> for the existing development community.
> In particular, i'm saying that github's ui/workflow/feature set
> is inferior to that one of phabricator.
> Is the low entry bar the only benefit?
> While it is good, it should not be the only factor.
> The contributors will already need to know how to build LLVM,
> write tests, make meaningful changes to the code.
> Additionally having to know how to work with phabricator
> isn't that much to ask for, considering the other prerequisites..
> > If we don't use PRs, then we're pretty much on the honor system to
> > disallow merges AFAIK.
> > -David
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