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Re: automating CF submissions (was xlog location arithmetic)

From: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
Cc: Pg Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: automating CF submissions (was xlog location arithmetic)
Date: 2012-01-16 21:10:23
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Excerpts from Josh Berkus's message of lun ene 16 17:48:41 -0300 2012:

> Putting submitters aside, I have to say based on teaching people how to
> use the CF stuff on Thursday night that the process of submitting a
> review of a patch is VERY unintuitive, or in the words of one reviewer
> "astonishingly arcane".  Summing up:
> 1. Log into CF.  Claim the patch by editing it.
> 2. Write a review and email it to pgsql-hackers.
> 3. Dig the messageID out of your sent mail.
> 4. Add a comment to the patch, type "Review" with the messageID, and
> ideally a short summary comment of the review.
> 5. Edit the patch to change its status as well as to remove yourself as
> reviewer if you plan to do no further review.
> There are so many things wrong with this workflow I wouldn't know where
> to start.

Other than having to figure out Message-Ids, which most MUAs seem to
hide as much as possible, is there anything here of substance?  I mean,
if getting a message-id from Gmail is all that complicated, please
complain to Google.

I mean, is email arcane?  Surely not.  Are summary lines arcane?  Give
me a break.  So the only real complain point here is message-id, which
normally people don't care about and don't even know they exist.  So
they have to learn about it.

Let's keep in mind that pgsql-hackers email is our preferred form of

Álvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
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