Re: Mirroring GNOME on github

For what it's worth, Github recently implemented a feature to make contribution guidelines pretty clear to people who submit pull requests or issues:

When someone goes to create an issue or submit a pull request, it links to the contribution instructions.  This would be a good way to mention the appropriate channel for contribution, while still gaining the eyes on the project that Github provides.

- Mjumbe

On Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 3:40 PM, Jasper St. Pierre <jstpierre mecheye net> wrote:
On Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 3:33 PM, Nicolas Silva <nical silva gmail com> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 2:08 PM, Jasper St. Pierre
>> Correct. But I'm unsure how a mirror is going to attract contributors.
> Well, github is part of a lot of people's workflow. It is nice to use,
> it makes it easy to fork  project, and then have your own fork where
> you do your own stuff, your work being versionned on github even
> though you actually don't have commit access to the actual project's
> repository.
> Being able to do pull requests is certainly a plus for potential
> contributors, but it would be quite hard to integrate to the normal
> review/integration process. I think making it easy (like in
> github-easy) for people to fork the code and hack on it while it is
> being versionned by github (and not just a local clone) is already
> something that could help getting contributors.
> At mozilla a lot of people use the github mirror of mozilla-central
> (instead of the official hg repository) even though they extract patch
> files and submit them on bugzilla rather than doing pull requests.
> Cheers,
> Nicolas Silva

If we want to do what Mozilla is doing, somebody (module maintainers?)
has to do that, as I've said. This seems to me like it's the same
situation with downstream patches; nobody files them upstream, so they
don't get looked at.

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