Re: GitHub mirror creates contribution problems

On Tue, 2017-09-05 at 13:33 +0000, Alberto Fanjul Alonso wrote:
I remember to suggest a PR and the close response easily drive to
correct place.

If it happens *after* the PR has been filed, it doesn't help one bit.
The person might be new to GitHub and go through a number of steps to
submit their PR, and they'd have to do it again to submit it through

I know bugzilla and by that time but guess that getting
such response and don't look at it as it seems automatic is the real

That's not the problem.

Anyway a is available in our projects and is the default
for github (and people used to github). Maybe a simple automatic
rebase on master po f a (and if you want a mirror-master
branch as tip on github) can solve this

That would require making changes to every single mirrored module, so
that's not viable.

On mar, 5 de septiembre de 2017 13:13 Bastien Nocera
<hadess hadess net> wrote:

As expected the GitHub mirror might be costing us some
rather than attracting more:
- none of the projects repositories mention that the mirrors are
- the READMEs don't mention that they're mirrors either, or point
the upstream code, Bugzilla or code contributions
- none of the project pages on the Wiki mention that the GitHub
are mirrors
- the PR getting closed means that the contribution won't even be
looked at, after the person's figured out how to try and contribute
the repository

From a discussion with a colleague who tried to upstream a fix:
I could not find instructions how to submit a patch, but the
repository had pull requests enabled, so I submitted a fix there:

Then [the automatic closure] happened:

At this point, I moved on to more productive things.

We really need a way to disable PRs, or disable the mirror.

At the *very least*, and that would need to happen yesterday, we
need a
PR template mentioning that PRs will be closed, and the repository
descriptions mentioning that the repositories are mirrors.

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