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Re: On commit access, patch review, and remaining healthy

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: On commit access, patch review, and remaining healthy
Date: Fri, 03 Jun 2022 21:42:10 +0200
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Pier-Hugues Pellerin <> skribis:

> As a new-new Guix user, I did find the review process or the time it
> takes really long.
> Maybe I've tackle too complex updates[0], I don't know but I don't
> have a clear path how to push it.

Yeah.  :-/

The long delays are mostly due to the lack of reviewers, but also, as
you point out, the more “complex” a patch series is, the more time it’ll
take before it’s reviewed (because it entails more work).

> Also, I don't want to say that one workflow is superior to the other
> but one thing that shines with theses forge
> is the automation and the simplicity to add tooling on pull request to
> reduce the burden to the reviewer:
> - linting
> - checks
> - commits log formatting check
> - CI jobs
> - codeowner assignment
> - build packages (partial or complete rebuild the world if needed)
> - license check
> - notification for stable pull request.

Yeah, I think there’s consensus on this.  :-)

> All theses are useful quality of life improvement for reviewers and
> reduce some of the friction and remove some of the
> non glamourous-task. Maybe it could be added to Mumi? Maybe a bot like
> Ofborg in NixOS could take care of some of the operation.


> I haven't watched Arun presentation, I will search the list if the
> recording is up somewhere.

It’s right here:


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