[Qt-creator] [Development] [FYI] on gerrit change retargeting requests

J-P Nurmi jpnurmi at qt.io
Tue Sep 6 11:56:44 CEST 2016

On 06 Sep 2016, at 11:46, Konstantin Tokarev <annulen at yandex.ru> wrote:
> 06.09.2016, 12:44, "Oswald Buddenhagen" <oswald.buddenhagen at qt.io>:
>>> On Mon, Sep 05, 2016 at 09:17:59PM +0000, J-P Nurmi wrote:
>>>  On 05 Sep 2016, at 19:27, Marc Mutz <marc.mutz at kdab.com> wrote:
>>>  > It's not about restricting what a user can do. It's simply missing
>>>  > implementation, and I believe that if it were easy to implement,
>>>  > Ossi would have done it long ago instead of playing retarget-monkey
>>>  > for the rest of us :)
>>>  Doing it through the web UI would be a nice bonus, but having access
>>>  to the same script that is already used by the admins would be good
>>>  enough for starters.
>> yep - because i'm totally going to give everyone full write access to
>> the database. ;)
>> if you make a secure web frontend that authenticates against qt account
>> and verifies change ownership using the gerrit ssh interface, i'm
>> totally willing to deploy that. ;)
> Idea: IRC bot accepting retarget requests, with rate limit e.g. one request per minute. Bot runs on host with db access and can do only this one thing.

Another idea: patch Gerrit to change the target branch (and create a new patchset version to reset scores) when pushing to a different branch.

J-P Nurmi

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