[coreboot] [RFC]Using gerrit for patch management (and jenkins for QA)

Peter Stuge peter at stuge.se
Wed Jun 1 20:46:55 CEST 2011

David Hendricks wrote:
> Overall, I believe e-mail is fine up to a certain point, but Coreboot and
> Flashrom both have enough developers contributing that it's worth moving to
> a more advanced SCM.

I don't think the two are actually mutually exclusive.

Git is already quite email affine and gerrit comes with good tools
allowing other data entry points than the web.

I've made a pact with Patrick on IRC to look at an email->gerrit
bridge, that would simply take pgp signed email Acked-by: to count
just as web clicks.

Requiring PGP signature on acked-by emails is an acceptable price to
pay when the benefit is that the commit will be pushed to master repo
automatically *and* the entire process has been tracked and is
trivially browseable online.

Even for me (heavy email user + severe web allergy) gerrit looks grreit!


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