[Development] Moving to Gerrit 2.16.9

Simon Hausmann Simon.Hausmann at qt.io
Thu Jun 27 17:30:29 CEST 2019

That’s good news! Thanks for making the upgrades :)


> On 27. Jun 2019, at 16:15, Frederik Gladhorn <Frederik.Gladhorn at qt.io> wrote:
> Hi,
> Just to keep the ball rolling, we prepared the upgrade to move from Gerrit 
> 2.16.7 to 2.16.9. I don't expect any real changes, but it's a good exercise 
> for us to stay up to date and see if the scripting of the upgrade works.
> The only real challenge was upgrading Bazel, since every Gerrit version seems 
> to only compile with one exact Bazel version (roughly).
> So far it seems to work nicely for me, running the script which stops gerrit, 
> pushes the new release and restarts it takes around two minutes, so there 
> won't be any significant downtime this time around.
> Assuming there are no big concerns I'll just do the upgrade tomorrow, on the 
> test instance it works without problems.
> On a related note, now that things are generally working with the new Gerrit, 
> I was wondering if we want to consider plugins. There is one to add reviewers 
> based on git blame
> https://gerrit-review.googlesource.com/admin/repos/plugins/reviewers-by-blame
> and I'll give Gravatar a spin:
> https://gerrit-review.googlesource.com/admin/repos/plugins/avatars-gravatar
> We should also consider the various webhooks plugins. Comments appreciated.
> Cheers,
> Frederik
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