On 23/04/2024 04:24, Tom Tromey wrote:
> Jason> Someone mentioned earlier that gerrit was previously tried
> Jason> unsuccessfully.
> We tried it and gdb and then abandoned it.  We tried to integrate it
> into the traditional gdb development style, having it send email to
> gdb-patches.  I found these somewhat hard to read and in the end we
> agreed not to use it.
> I've come around again to thinking we should probably abandon email
> instead.  For me the main benefit is that gerrit has patch tracking,
> unlike our current system, where losing patches is fairly routine.
> Jason> I think this is a common pattern in GCC at least: someone has an
> Jason> idea for a workflow improvement, and gets it working, but it
> Jason> isn't widely adopted.
> It essentially has to be mandated, IMO.
> For GCC this seems somewhat harder since the community is larger, so
> there's more people to convince.
> Tom

I've been forced to use gerrit occasionally.  I hate it.  No, I LOATHE it.  The 
UI is anything but intuitive with features hidden behind unobvious selections.  
IMO It's not a tool for a casual developer, which makes it a bad introduction 
to developing software.


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