Gentoo Archives: gentoo-science

From: Christoph Junghans <ottxor@g.o>
To: gentoo-science@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-science] moving the science overlay to github?
Date: Wed, 08 Feb 2012 17:02:41
2012/2/8 Jan Marten Simons <marten@××××××××××××××××.de>:
> Thomas Kahle: >> > Actualy you can send pull request even now =) Its git. See for example >> > linux kernel related work >> >> Sure, the New Yorker publishes short stories.  In my experience this is >> a huge barrier for first time contributors.  I'm seeing this with the >> offlineimap project which enforces the git-format-patch and mailing list >> pull-requests/review.  There are people who just want to fix three lines >> in the doc but don't want to get black belts in git-fu.  Then sometimes >> the maintainers won't implement the 3 line change to the doc themselves >> because they want proper credit for the original contributor, so after >> ~10 e-mails the original contributor tries git-email and fails to meet >> the standards.  Another couple of e-mails are required do explain >> sign-off, reply-to headers, ...  I'll stop here you get the point. >> >> IMHO using github or a self-hosted equivalent will make contributing >> easier.  Clone, commit, and to some web-thingie for the pull-request. > > +1 >
After reading all this, +1 for github. Maybe that would be a good point to switch to thin manifests. Christoph -- Dr. Christoph Junghans
> With regards, > >  Dipl. Phys. >  Jan M. Simons > > Institute of Crystallography > RWTH Aachen University >