----- Original Message -----
> From: "Dave Neary" <dne...@redhat.com>
> To: "Itamar Heim" <ih...@redhat.com>
> Cc: "engine-devel" <engine-de...@ovirt.org>, vdsm-devel@lists.fedorahosted.org
> Sent: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 12:07:45 PM
> Subject: Re: [vdsm] stale gerrit patches
> 
> Hi,
> 
> On 09/23/2013 12:36 PM, Itamar Heim wrote:
> > we have some very old gerrit patches.
> > I'm for abandoning patches which were not touched over 60 days (to begin
> > with, I think the number should actually be lower).
> > they can always be re-opened by any interested party post their closure.
> > 
> > i.e., looking at gerrit, the patch list should actually get attention,
> > and not be a few worth looking at, with a "lot of old patches"
> 
> I'm coming late to this discussion, but I see that there were some
> dissenting views from people who want maintainers to be able to store
> "in-progress" patches in Gerrit.
> 
> I am all in favour of treating Gerrit like we treat a bug tracker. If
> something is opened in the bug tracker, it should be a bug, an open bug
> is something to be fixed or closed, not to be left indefinitely. An open
> patch needs to be rejected, reviewed, revised or committed. I don't
> think Gerrit is the place for in-progress patches (use private branches
> for that).

Just point out that you can also use 'drafts' to store those in progress 
changes: 
http://gerrit-documentation.googlecode.com/svn/ReleaseNotes/ReleaseNotes-2.3.html#_drafts

> 
> Cheers,
> Dave.
> 
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