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From: Kacper Kowalik <xarthisius@g.o>
Subject: Re: [RFC] Creating Python project overlay
Date: Wed, 16 May 2012 19:06:26 +0200
On 16.05.2012 18:35, Matthew Summers wrote:
> On Wed, May 16, 2012 at 7:26 AM, Kacper Kowalik <xarthisius@g.o> wrote:
>> Nice thing to do (already tested with Science overlay) is to have it
>> outside of distro infrastructure, on publicly available site like
>> github/bitbucket/<place you choice here>. It allows for reviewing quite
>> nicely, also enforces basic knowledge of forking, merging working with
>> PRs etc.
> I like the general idea you have here. I think it will make
> collaboration much easier. I would add a word of caution regarding
> extra-gentoo infra. Not everyone will want to use these services.
> Further, the concept of a "pull request" is a shiny gui wrapper around
> git-format-patch and the git-apply/git-am workflow, or so it seems to
> me.
It's exactly that. Yet, I've never received git-format-patch from user.
At the beginning git's native commands maybe a little more frightening
than "clickable" interface. However, with upcoming (hopefully) git
migration that should become more popular.

> I suggest we use g.o.g.o for the proper master and mirror (auto via a
> hook) out to various services like github, etc. Then we can easily
> merge in changes from any service.
That's what we did with Gentoo Science Project's repo. No hook is
necessary, just configuring your local git clone[1] and git push/pull
--all is enough.

> This does bring up an related question regarding the idea of official
> (or semi-official) gentoo repos using external service providers. I
> note that github has an "organization" called "gentoo" already [1].
> Anyone know about who set this up? Are there other examples of this?
I think that one ( is unrelated. Semi-official are
beforemention sci repo and Haskell guys[2]
> We should use our trademarked name where possible. (I think I will ask
> around about the github org bit.)
> I would love to see gentoo encourage contrib, in the way you outline
> Kacper, all across the project.

Some of your concerns (and possibly other things) were also discussed on
gentoo-science mailing list, when we were migrating to github[3]

I'm also not insisting at all that it should be github, if we decide to
do it. I know some people detest it :)



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