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Re: [Xen-devel] xenbits GitHub mirror?

On Mon, Dec 21, 2015 at 11:54:52AM +0000, George Dunlap wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 19, 2015 at 8:51 PM, Doug Goldstein <cardoe@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > All,
> >
> > Now I'll start off by saying that "no" is a perfectly acceptable answer
> > to this suggestion. Basically I remember at the Xen Developer Summit a
> > few people mentioned it being nice if people provided a git tree where
> > their branches were available for testing. I was just thinking it might
> > be easier for third parties to do that if there was an official Xen
> > Project mirror of the main repos on xenbits on GitHub and people could
> > fork that repo and make their branch available. Just a thought.
> So I don't think there would be any objection at all to individual
> contributors sending links to git repos that happened to be hosted on
> github in the cover letter of a patch series posted to xen-devel.
> I also don't think there would be any objection to someone
> *unofficially* maintaining a xenbits mirror on github, and advertising
> its availability on the wiki, as long as it was clear that it was
> unofficial.

There's an unofficial mirror maintained by the Mirage team on the
under the mirage organization: https://github.com/mirage/xen


> I'll let someone who feels more strongly than I do comment on the
> ideological perspective of having an official mirror; but from a
> practical perspective, my concern would be dealing with people who
> clone it and then send pull requests.  I'm pretty sure we will never
> accept pull requests made via github, and as a policy we will
> therefore never look at pull requests.  Having dozens of open,
> un-answered pull requests on github will look bad for the project; and
> manually going through and rejecting every pull request with an
> explanation of why seems like a pain that I'd rather avoid if we can
> help it.
>  -George
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