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From Chris Hillery <>
Subject Re: Podling request: Gerrit
Date Wed, 15 Jul 2015 09:12:02 GMT
On Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 2:04 AM, Jochen Wiedmann <>

> On Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 10:40 AM, Chris Hillery <>
> wrote:
> > I feel sure that
> > with an ASF-hosted Gerrit, we wouldn't be able to install any hooks or
> > plugins, or manage permissions, or anything like that in the way that we
> > find useful.
> Not initially, to be sure. But in the medium term, and with a bit of
> flexibility, I'd bet against you on that.

Well, that's encouraging. To be honest, my initial comment was more on the
limitations of Gerrit rather than a commentary on anything ASF-specific.
Gerrit plugins are kind of a nightmare to manage. Gerrit hooks are easy
enough, but are (like Git hooks) shell scripts that run on the Gerrit host,
which I'm guessing would be extremely challenging to manage safely for a
large multi-client installation.

Again, though, I don't think having ASF host Gerrit is really necessary. I
do think having a mutually-agreeable working method available for teams
that would like to use their own hosted Gerrit for code-review purposes is
necessary, though. I can't currently see any reasons why that should run
afoul of ASF policies...

aka Chris Hillery

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