Re: RFC: Github PR bot questions

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On Thu, Jun 17, 2021 at 11:09:34AM +0100, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > You don't want to accept these contributions even if you won't be able
> > to tell the difference on your end? But why? This looks really
> > orthogonal to a person's expertise and proficiency in software
> > development. Whether that's inability to deal with email, or no desire
> > to spend time on that, or just personal preferences.
> Because I don't waste my time on the kind of crap that comes from
> github.  If you build a separate webinterface that allows anyone to send
> a proper series from a git tree that is all fine.  But github is toxic.

Won't this just end up reimplementing a lot of stuff that we already get "for
free" from Github and other forges? Yes, I know Github is proprietary, but so
are many SMTP gateways used to send the patch series. I don't see how what
the GH bot would do is different from:

- a developer uses some proprietary IDE to develop the code
- they send patches via their Exchange infrastructure

As long as we don't make proprietary or cloud tools any kind of dependency,
then we're not painting ourselves into any corners. As I mentioned earlier,
I'm also working on a version of the same bot that would work with pull
requests generated with "git-request-pull" and convert them into patch series
for review -- this would be a suitable alternative for people who aren't
interested in using Github.


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