Deniz Türkoglu wrote:
> I have spoken to Shawn Pearce (gerrit project lead, google) and he
> said he is OK with hosting the gerrit instance.
> I would like to hear your thoughts on this.
I personally think email is by far the best interface for patches,
reviews, and discussions. Git patches are very high-volume, and not
everyone can read everything. People should have the flexibility to
choose the client they'd like to use to read patches and follow-ups;
the freedom to use a scriptable client like Gnus is very important to
me. Primarily, I want people to be able to:
1. Choose what to read, by scripting Gnus to score email that they'd
likely find relevant.
2. Try out new patches on the list, by assigning one keybinding to
git-am a series.
3. Display email the way they like. Many email clients have features
to run filters through emails.
4. Read patches/ follow-ups offline, while travelling (on a phone, for
instance). The GMail app, for instance, downloads mails for offline
5. Interact with other lists seamlessly (the kernel list, for
instance). Email is a universal interface on which lists can be CC'ed
I'm not attacking a specific web interface, but I don't see how any of
the following would be possible even with the most advanced web
interface. Besides, nobody has made a proper case for using one.
Therefore, I'm strongly opposed to the move.
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