Git for Copr

Tadej Janež tadej.janez at
Tue Feb 25 17:46:02 UTC 2014

On Tue, 2014-02-25 at 17:11 +0100, Miroslav Suchý wrote: 
> > Where do you get this impression from?
> Maintainers of packages are usually power users (at least) and again as far as I see around me, they simply do not use 
> WebUI.

Ok, I can partially agree with that. I still think WebUI is used (in
preference to other interfaces) for tasks like issue reporting or, with
GitHub, when giving inline code comments. 

> But GitHub is different use case! The popularity comes from fact that you can use it as you main project page.
> It have nice front page (thanks, it have issue tracker, it have wiki pages. People can easily clone it.

Yes, I see your point.

> But will maintainers of packages in env-and-stack WG use that? IMHO no (at least *I* will not use it). They will just 
> use that git part. And WebUI will not help you will git pull/push.

Yes, for simple packages, git for SCM, email for issue reporting will
probably be enough. But sometimes downstream packaging is more involved
(e.g. a lot of dependencies, lots of patches on top of upstream
sources, ...) and it could use some issue tracking. Reviewing and
commenting on the SPEC files/patches would also be very convenient.

> But if you organize some voting and people will want WebUI, then ok. But best vote is if someone would say "I will do it 
> and you will tell me if you like it." But I hear that very rarely. Even from myself :))

Yes, agreed, it is not enough to vote on something but rather commit to
doing it yourself or being realistic on what can be done with the
available human (and machine) resources.


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