Subject: Re: [boost] [git] automatic ticket closing
From: Mateusz Loskot (mateusz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-12-05 05:01:19
On 5 December 2013 09:00, Bjorn Reese <breese_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On 12/05/2013 12:53 AM, Beman Dawes wrote:
>> I think the same thing is happening as happened with Git itself. You can
>> speculate about whether A is better than B all you want, but actually
>> something alters your perspective. If I had to put my finger on what is
>> in the case of the issues lists, I would say the responsiveness of the
>> GitHub issue tracker. But whatever it is, something is making me want to
>> abandon the old trac issue tracker ASAP.
> Please notice that the GitHub issue tracker does not allow you to attach
> patches (you can only attach graphics.)
> This raises the question if the only way to contribute will be through
> GitHub pull requests. While these certainly are convenient to the
> maintainers, they do require extra work for the casual contributor:
OTOH, it prevents casual contributor from being lazy and generating
a diff against random revision or unknown version of sources
shifting the hassle to maintainer who has to manually review and
apply the patch line by line.
On GitHub, one may almost prepare and submit the whole patch with a
bunch of clicks, while holding a coffee cup in the other hand.
-- Mateusz Åoskot, http://mateusz.loskot.net
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