[Gluster-devel] Questions on github

Shyam srangana at redhat.com
Tue May 9 15:26:54 UTC 2017

On 05/09/2017 10:51 AM, Pranith Kumar Karampuri wrote:
> On Tue, May 9, 2017 at 7:27 PM, Sankarshan Mukhopadhyay
> <sankarshan.mukhopadhyay at gmail.com
> <mailto:sankarshan.mukhopadhyay at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     On Tue, May 9, 2017 at 7:21 PM, Pranith Kumar Karampuri
>     <pkarampu at redhat.com <mailto:pkarampu at redhat.com>> wrote:
>     >
>     >
>     > On Tue, May 9, 2017 at 7:09 PM, Sankarshan Mukhopadhyay
>     > <sankarshan.mukhopadhyay at gmail.com
>     <mailto:sankarshan.mukhopadhyay at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     >>
>     >> On Tue, May 9, 2017 at 3:18 PM, Amar Tumballi <atumball at redhat.com <mailto:atumball at redhat.com>> wrote:
>     >> > I personally prefer github questions than mailing list, because a valid
>     >> > question can later become a reason for a new feature. Also, as you said,
>     >> > we
>     >> > can 'assignee' a question and if we start with bug triage we can also
>     >> > make
>     >> > sure at least we respond to questions which is pending.
>     >>
>     >> Is the on-going discussion in this thread about using
>     >> <https://github.com/gluster/glusterfs/issues
>     <https://github.com/gluster/glusterfs/issues>> as a method to have
>     >> questions and responses from the community?
>     >
>     >
>     > yeah, this is something users have started doing. It seems better than mail
>     > (at least to me).
>     >
>     There is a trend of projects who are moving to Github Issues as a
>     medium/platform for responding to queries. As Amar mentions earlier in
>     the thread and Shyam implies - this requires constant (ie. daily)
>     vigil and attention. If those are in place, it is a practical move.
> People who respond on gluster-users do this already. Github issues is a
> better tool to do this (Again IMHO). It is a bit easier to know what
> questions are still open to be answered with github. Even after multiple
> responses on gluster-users mail you won't be sure if it is answered or
> not, so one has to go through the responses. Where as on github we can
> close it once answered. So these kinds of things are the reason for
> asking this.
> Shyam,
>       I started being more active on github because of the user
> questions. So may be different people take different paths to be more
> active on github.com/gluster <http://github.com/gluster>. Some people
> may not be as active on github even after we wait for a long time just
> like in gluster-users so may be we should start using it for questions
> sooner? Thoughts? It will only encourage more developers to be active on
> github.

I want *maintainers* to be fully active on github issues for features, 
and also to maintain the project boards for the focus areas and 
respective components. Further (as others have stated) we need triage 
setup for github. Once such action is seen and executed, moving to 
github becomes more real for other purposes.

The original intention was to move to github for bugs as well, if you 
recollect. There was always a question about ML vs github for the same, 
yes github is more useful, but to repeat, let's get better at managing 
feature, component, focus area and release scope via github and then 
take it to a larger group.

Currently disrupting the users ML and asking them to move to github 
issues (in addition to the ML?), will create noise for what we intend to 
achieve with github projects and issues. If we can handle what we 
started out with better over time, then we can take on the additional 
noise and handle the same, till then we may just set ourselves up for 

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