[Gluster-Maintainers] Gerrit for Maintainers

Niels de Vos ndevos at redhat.com
Thu Aug 24 12:38:49 UTC 2017

On Thu, Aug 24, 2017 at 08:18:55AM -0400, Shyam Ranganathan wrote:
> On 08/24/2017 03:15 AM, Nigel Babu wrote:
> > Hello folks,
> > 
> > As a maintainer, you may not have time to look at all the review
> > requests to determine which ones touch your component. There are certain
> > Gerrit features that will help solve this problem.
> > 
> > It is useful to watch projects so you can receive notifications. You can
> > configure your settings so you get an email if change has modified files
> > in certain folders or even down to a particular file.
> > 
> > You can also setup custom dashboards that are linked from Gerrit when
> > you login. This is useful if you need to visit a particular link on
> > Gerrit frequently.
> > 
> > I've distilled the instructions down to this wiki page:
> > https://github.com/gluster/glusterfs/wiki/Gerrit-for-Maintainers
> > <https://github.com/gluster/glusterfs/wiki/Gerrit-for-Maintainers>
> Test drive complete, and things work well, thanks Nigel.
> Want to echo Amar's statement that as maintainers using such a dashboard can
> go a long way to making sure we are keeping cleaner backlog lanes across
> components.
> I would like to take (hijack) this opportunity to remind of other dashboards
> that we already have (thanks to Nigel) here [1] for release related backlog
> queues.
> Also, as release nears feature freeze the gerrit query to focus on the
> features awaiting reviews. (this is usually [2] unless others have better
> ideas on creating a dashboard for the same). This one is again key and is in
> focus for about 1-3 weeks during a release, and would be immensely helpful
> if maintainers keep a watch on this through the release announcements.
> [1] Release backlog queue:
> https://review.gluster.org/#/admin/projects/glusterfs,dashboards
> [2] Usual close to feature freeze release focus queue:
> https://review.gluster.org/#/q/starredby:srangana%2540redhat.com

Maybe the available dashboards could be linked on


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