[Gluster-devel] [Gluster-Maintainers] Proposal: move glusterfs development to github workflow, completely

Raghavendra Talur rtalur at redhat.com
Sat Aug 24 11:38:38 UTC 2019

On Fri, Aug 23, 2019, 9:12 AM Amar Tumballi <amarts at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi developers,
> With this email, I want to understand what is the general feeling around
> this topic.
> We from gluster org (in github.com/gluster) have many projects which
> follow complete github workflow, where as there are few, specially the main
> one 'glusterfs', which uses 'Gerrit'.
> While this has worked all these years, currently, there is a huge set of
> brain-share on github workflow as many other top projects, and similar
> projects use only github as the place to develop, track and run tests etc.
> As it is possible to have all of the tools required for this project in
> github itself (code, PR, issues, CI/CD, docs), lets look at how we are
> structured today:
> Gerrit - glusterfs code + Review system
> Bugzilla - For bugs
> Github - For feature requests
> Trello - (not very much used) for tracking project development.
> CI/CD - CentOS-ci / Jenkins, etc but maintained from different repo.
> Docs - glusterdocs - different repo.
> Metrics - Nothing (other than github itself tracking contributors).
> While it may cause a minor glitch for many long time developers who are
> used to the flow, moving to github would bring all these in single place,
> makes getting new users easy, and uniform development practices for all
> gluster org repositories.
> As it is just the proposal, I would like to hear people's thought on this,
> and conclude on this another month, so by glusterfs-8 development time, we
> are clear about this.

A huge +1 to this proposal. As you said, github has wider mind share and
new developers won't have to learn tooling to contribute to gluster.

Raghavendra Talur

> Can we decide on this before September 30th? Please voice your concerns.
> Regards,
> Amar
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