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Re: subversion pull request: port to new style classes - http://stackoverflow.c...

From: Jukka Zitting <jukka_at_apache.org>
Date: Thu, 24 May 2012 13:39:48 +0200


On Thu, May 24, 2012 at 10:54 AM, Greg Stein <gstein_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> The Subversion PMC does not seem to have access to manage our presence
> on GitHub, yet people seem to believe it is a viable approach to send
> us patches. At a minimum, the PMC needs a way to manage our presence
> on GitHub: the description, the readme, pull requests, etc.

We have quite a bit of control over that, though access to the
github.com/apache settings is limited to just a few admins (currently
me, Gavin and Tony). Do you already have specific changes that you'd
like implemented?

> I doubt that the PMC and community wants to shut this down, but *we*
> are the ones to define our presence to the larger community. The
> Subversion PMC is the group to manage pull requests, and other aspects
> of our project. In short, this GitHub repository is representing
> "Apache Subversion" without the PMC providing any actual oversight or
> any mechanism to manage it.

As mentioned by Daniel, the Git mirror was created as a response to
http://markmail.org/message/gachaz3dcxukrpph. By default all
git.apache.org mirrors also show up on github.com/apache, but we can
change that per-project if needed.

The GitHub pull request notification you saw on dev_at_subversion, is a
result of our work to better integrate GitHub workflows with those at
Apache. The idea here is to send the issue to dev@ from where the
project community can deal with it in whichever way it prefers, for
example by telling the contributor to use other channels, by filing a
bug for the issue, or by simply directly applying the contributed

Currently the pull request notification doesn't come with a full diff,
but we can add that if desired.

> Please let us know our options for managing our GitHub presence.

Just let us know what you want changed and we'll take care of it.


Jukka Zitting
Received on 2012-05-24 13:55:56 CEST

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