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Re: github and its workflows (was Re: manpages.debian.org has been modernized!)

On Mon, Jan 30, 2017 at 07:53:58AM -0500, The Wanderer wrote:
> Are you saying that people are writing and submitting patches via a
> Web-based editor interface, and that you're recommending that people
> consider _accepting_ those patches, when they haven't even been
> _build-tested_ before submission (because you can't build-test - much
> less actually _test_ - without the full source tree, which you'd obtain
> by pulling the repo)?
besides that github supports automated testing too, I think that you're
too much thinking of (big|bigger) patches while I imagine that most of
the patches created via this web editor are rather simple typo fixes and
small correcttions and such.

> […] as well as the "keep the only copy of your fork in
> the same centralized location as the original code" mindset implied by a
> don't-bother-to-clone-a-local-copy workflow - that leaves me
> considerably less comfortable with the idea of people using github than
> I used to be.

which also becomes less troublesome if such changes are merged soon…

To be clear, I do believe in owning ones infrastructures, but I also see
how this encourages small contributions and makes them easy and I do see
this as a good thing too.

I think this is really great to lower the barrier for newcomers, to make
them feel accepted and I too dive deeper eventually.


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