[openstack-dev] RFC: reverse the default Gerrit sort order

Morgan Fainberg m at metacloud.com
Fri Nov 8 12:51:57 UTC 2013

On Friday, November 8, 2013, Joe Gordon wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 7:36 AM, Robert Collins <robertc at robertcollins.net<javascript:_e({}, 'cvml', 'robertc at robertcollins.net');>
> > wrote:
>> I've been thinking about review queues recently (since here at the
>> summit everyone is talking about reviews! :)).
>> One thing that struck me today was that Gerrit makes it easier to
>> review the newest changes first, rather than the changes that have
>> been in the queue longest, or the changes that started going through
>> the review process first.
>> So... is it possible to change the default sort order for Gerrit? How
>> hard is it to do - could we do an experiment on that and see if it
>> nudges the dial for reviewstats (just make the change, not ask anyone
>> to change their behaviour)?
>> As for what sort order to choose, I'd be happy just getting data on a
>> different default sort order - it seems like the easiest thing would
>> be to reverse the current order, vs doing something more
>> sophisticated.
> ++, This sounds like an interesting idea. and we could try it out for a
> few weeks to see what happen.
 I agree this would be interesting but if it isn't configurable (e.g. A
mechanism to support current behavior) I think this would very much disrupt
the workflow I use.  If configurable, I'd be open to it, if not
configurable I have to say -1 to this idea.

Morgan Fainberg
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