[Development] [Qt-creator] gerrit-speak

Koehne Kai Kai.Koehne at digia.com
Fri Dec 14 09:30:50 CET 2012

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> From: development-bounces+kai.koehne=digia.com at qt-project.org
> [mailto:development-bounces+kai.koehne=digia.com at qt-project.org] On
> Behalf Of Donald Carr
> Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2012 10:16 PM
> To: Jenssen Tim
> Cc: development at qt-project.org; Cristian Tibirna
> Subject: Re: [Development] [Qt-creator] gerrit-speak
> +1
> I have seen some people take serious issue with the phrasing; the iOS
> contributions spring to mind, but many people clearly feel publicly disgraced.

Oh well, if you already feel offended by this phrasing, I guess you should get a thicker skin ... we've people from very different cultures and with varying English language skills in the community, so you should just take things with a pinch of salt in general.

Anyway, the sentence is from the upstream gerrit project, and it actually describes pretty good what it means, technically:

"you shouldn't submit this" - I don't think this is ready to go in as it is.
"I would prefer" -  ..but at the same time this isn't a veto, so if another approver thinks differently (with reasons), please go ahead.

If anyone things there are better ways to formulate exactly this, I suggest bringing it up in the gerrit forums.

There's a point though that a lot of people (including me) are using -1 for 'this requires more work', and -2 for 'the patch, or target branch is just wrong, please abandon'. So if the intention of the patch is fine in general, but contains some errors, I myself tend to give -1, though it should maybe be a -2. Anyway, I think everyone giving a -1 or -2 should put an explanation in the comments which explains things, so I haven't yet perceived this as a real issue.



> On Dec 13, 2012 12:51 PM, "Jenssen Tim" <Tim.Jenssen at digia.com> wrote:
> 	________________________________________
> 	Von: qt-creator-bounces+tim.jenssen=digia.com at qt-project.org [qt-
> creator-bounces+tim.jenssen=digia.com at qt-project.org]" im Auftrag
> von "Cristian Tibirna [tibirna at kde.org]
> 	Gesendet: Donnerstag, 13. Dezember 2012 18:15
> 	An: qt-creator at qt-project.org
> 	Betreff: [Qt-creator] gerrit-speak
> 	> (Rethoric: should this go to a more generic qt list?)
> 	>
> 	> Hello
> 	>
> 	> (First a side question, is there a more consequent documentation
> about the use
> 	> of gerrit?)
> 	>
> 	> Is it only me that finds the "-1" review default message in gerrit
> rather
> 	> irritating?
> 	>
> 	> "I would prefer that you didn't submit this"
> 	>
> 	> reads to my brain much like "go f*k yourself" without the raw
> words.
> 	>
> 	> I get all the idea of the automating thing and all, and that
> machines have no
> 	> emotion, but, if I don't miss something obvious (this happens to
> me though...)
> 	> and if that message is configurable, how about
> 	>
> 	> "This requires more work"
> 	>
> 	> instead?
> 	+1
> 	Yes this describes more the workflow how I use that with my
> colleges.
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