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Re: The issue mountain on github

Libertus Solutions, Alan Bell
- 07/08/2015 06:42:01
Maybe if there could be a really lightweight review of issues, just tag 
them "patches welcome" if it seems like a valid issue and not something 
really fundamental that the core developers are going to need to focus on.

On 08/07/15 09:58, Martin Trigaux wrote:
> As we stated in contributing guidelines[1], we will always prioritize
> pull requests over issues. We keep them as it's sometimes a good source
> of information and people can discuss on it but if you can provide a
> fix, definitely make a PR.
> If you want to get reviewed faster, try to be as clear as possible to
> explain the issue and how to reproduce it.
> As Antony explained, we have been merging many PR lately and there is
> many that are actually internal dev.
> But even with that there is still many to review and classify.
> One issue we have is that to be able to classify issues and PR, you need
> to have commit rights on GitHub. We would love to allow contributors to
> help us in the review process but that's of course a permission we can
> not give for now.
> As long as GitHub has not a finer the permission system (on the
> way?[2]), we would need to rely on external tool (if you know a good
> one, please share).
> If you believe one of your PR is more urgent, try to ping the dev who
> may be the most adequate to review it (of course need some experience
> but checking the history of the files on GitHub may give you hints on
> who works on what).
> Martin
> [1]
> [2]
> On 07/07/15 17:43, Alan Bell wrote:
> > at the moment there is a glut of about 1700 issues open on the github
> > repository.
> > here they all are (some of them are
> > mine )
> > Many of these issues have no comments or classification to them, is
> > there something that can be done to triage or comment on stuff here,
> > either by Odoo directly putting more staff onto it or as a community
> > thing, so we can weed out the duplicates and support questions and help
> > focus on the stuff that needs fixing? The current process doesn't appear
> > to be working well.
> >
> > I am not sure if there is any value to me looking at someone else's
> > issue and attempting to reproduce it, does a comment saying "affects me
> > too" help manage issues or hinder things because it looks like the issue
> > has been commented on? It would be good to be able to add a confirmed
> > label or something, but I have no rights in the project to do that on
> > github.
> >
> > There are also around 700 open pull requests which need reviewing and
> > processing.
> >
> > Alan.
> >
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