On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 08:17:36PM +0300, Itamar Heim wrote:
> On 08/27/2012 06:01 PM, Dan Kenigsberg wrote:
> ...
> >- Dan: should we abandon old patches? Federico: no, people may want they
> >   Work-in-Progress patches to stay around and inspire others. A nag mail
> >   for a patch that is not abandoned and not advancing anywhere is more
> >   reasonable.
> >
> >   If someone has some time to put into gerrit scripting, I won't mind to
> >   see such a nag bot. It would help we separate important patches that
> >   were somehow forgotten by their author/reviewers and stuff that should
> >   probably be recycled.
> I was thinking of a bot to send emails to patch owners if patch is
> untouched for more than 60 days, remind on 75 days, and abandon on
> 90 days.
> any modification of the patch (review comment, updated patch, etc
> every 2 months) would keep it alive.

Consensus was that dead but un-abandoned patches are not annoying enough
to auto-abandon them. Let us try to avoid the abandon whip for now, and
start by polite reminders.

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