[Development] Spring-cleaning the Gerrit dashboards, again

Thomas McGuire thomas.mcguire at kdab.com
Wed Mar 20 19:57:06 CET 2013


On Wednesday 20 March 2013 19:31:17 Thiago Macieira wrote:
>   Can we please agree on cleaning the dashboards up? Or, if we've agreed,
> can we  do it?
> My dashboard is unusable. For a few months now, I have stopped my daily
> look  at the "Review Requests" section. As a result, I have missed
> important reviews of new features that should maybe be in 5.1, but will
> probably miss the deadline because my comments come in too late. Tough
> luck if you were affected.
> I don't care how we're going to solve this, but can we please agree that
> we  need to solve it and do solve it? To be frank, I really don't care if
> people feel offended that their patch that they haven't updated for 4
> months gets "abandoned". If someone can find a better word, say so. If
> someone knows whether it's possible to create a separate state in Gerrit
> and this person can do it in our Gerrit installation within two weeks, say
> so.

+1, agree completely. Let's just abandom them. It is not like the patch is 
shredded and lost.

The cluttered dashboards are a real problem. In the past, I have removed 
myself from old reviews, with all the drawbacks that this brings, which we 
discussed earlier.
And I am not even added to many reviewers, I can only imagine how Thiago's 
situation might look like.

So yes, we really need a technical solution for this. Auto-abandoning stale 
reviews seems to be the easiest short-term solution. A seperate Gerrit state 
would be an improvement on that.

Thomas McGuire | thomas.mcguire at kdab.com | Software Engineer
KDAB (Deutschland) GmbH&Co KG, a KDAB Group company
Tel. Germany +49-30-521325470, Sweden (HQ) +46-563-540090
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