[riot-devel] Pull request procedure

Martine Lenders authmillenon at gmail.com
Fri Aug 21 01:34:58 CEST 2015


+1 for your guideline (though I really need to put some work into point s 1
and 3 ^^).

On the somewhat-positive-feedback-side for the maintainers and reviewers in
general: If I saw and remember correctly we, brought the number of open PRs
of ~170 in the last few weeks finally down to ~140 again. Now let's get
below 100 again!


2015-08-20 21:18 GMT+02:00 Cenk G√ľndogan <cenk.guendogan at fu-berlin.de>:

> Hi Oleg,
> Out of curiosity (and maybe to state the obvious):
> The rules you proposed would forbid WIP pull requests, right?
> On 20.08.2015 19:10, Cenk G√ľndogan wrote:
>> Hey Oleg,
>> I like your proposed guideline.
>> What's your opinion on adding some words about logically splitting a PR
>> across several commits. I always like it when a PR contains 1 commit for
>> the new feature / bugfix and 1 commit for new/modified (unit)tests. This
>> way I can review them separately in github.
>> Cheers,
>> Cenk
>> Dear requesting IoTlers,
>>> in order to improve and hopefully speed up the Pull request/review
>>> process, I
>>> think it would be beneficial to describe in a better defined way how a
>>> Pull
>>> request should be created and maintained. Therefore, I plan to put the
>>> following rules into the wiki:
>>> * The title and initial description of a Pull request must describe its
>>> basic
>>>    idea and what goal is intended to be achieved in a brief and
>>> comprehensible
>>>    manner.
>>> * The provided code and its documentation should make it very clear how
>>> this
>>>    goal is intended to be solved.
>>> * Keep Pull requests as small as possible. The smaller a PR, the more
>>> likely
>>>    it gets reviewed in short time.
>>> * Support your reviewer! Try to react as quick as possible to your
>>> reviewer's
>>>    comments - and if only by letting her/him know, that you have
>>> currently no
>>>    time to incorporate her/his feedback. Also, let the reviewer know if
>>> you do
>>>    not plan to continue to work on a certain PR. Furthermore, if your
>>> reviewer
>>>    don't react for some days, remind him!
>>> What do you think?
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