[Development] [Qt-creator] gerrit-speak

André Somers andre at familiesomers.nl
Fri Dec 14 10:46:02 CET 2012

Op 14-12-2012 9:30, Koehne Kai schreef:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> 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.
> Regards
> Kai
+1. I really don't see the offending nature of the message, and it is 
quite consise in what it says. "This requires more work" does not imply 
"Please don't commit this (yet)" to me.


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