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Sawyer X
April 10, 2016 14:54
Re: github contributor notices
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On 04/10/2016 01:27 AM, Craig A. Berry wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 9, 2016 at 2:11 PM, Ivan Pozdeev via perl5-porters
> <> wrote:
>> Github PR are yet another channel of contribution. Some may prefer its
>> interface to p5p.
>> Your incentive appears to be to avoid splitting the discussion between
>> multiple places.
>> If so, why not have them replicated here like RT already is?
>> looks like the thing made with
>> exactly this in mind.
> The thing is, patches need to go to RT first so they can be tracked
> and only then forwarded to the mailing list for discussion.

But when you create a new ticket (with patch or not), it goes to the
mailing list anyway. Some of the discussions happen over RT, some over
pure mailing list, but all of them appear on the mailing list just the
same, no?

In that case, opening an issue on RT equals sending the mailing list as
well, right?

>   But the
> thought of an automated mailer on GitHub sending patches to RT, and
> then (much worse) the two automated systems managing responses gives
> me a headache.  The maintainers of RT and the mailing lists
> have enough things to give them nightmares already.

Github notifications can be fully disabled so no one gets any
notification except people who explicitly register for them.

What if, when you open a Pull Request on Github, it creates an RT ticket
from it and closes the Pull Request, citing the new RT ticket?

To a further extent (the virtue of which can possibly be determined by
someone else), we could synchronize all the communication between a Pull
Request and RT automatically. A comment on either is copied
automatically to the other. Only those explicitly registering to Github
notifications get a notification, such as those not on the mailing list.

The mailing list only gets updates through the regular RT forwarding
mechanism. Any PR thus has a corresponding RT ticket.

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