[openstack-dev] [OpenStack-Dev] IDE extensions in .gitignore

Rushi Agrawal rushi.agr at gmail.com
Sun Jan 5 13:41:58 UTC 2014

I can see people arguing in future over which top IDE's/editor's trashfiles
should or shouldn't be included in the gitignores. Also, I believe the
concept of global gitignore is a fantastic one.

What I'll suggest is, just not include any of the editor/IDE files in
project gitignores, AND mention how to set global gitignores for these
trashfiles in the wiki page where we give details of Gerrit/Jenkins/Git
to aid a novice.

Rushi Agrawal
Cloud Storage Engineer
Reliance Jio Infocomm
Ph: (+91) 99 4518 4519

On Sat, Jan 4, 2014 at 1:01 AM, Jeremy Stanley <fungi at yuggoth.org> wrote:

> On 2014-01-03 19:10:28 +0000 (+0000), Sam Harwell wrote:
> > OpenStack does not have operational or administrative ownership
> > over the computers used by contributors. As such, the community
> > should not accept or promote any policy which suggests a
> > configuration that alters the behavior of systems beyond the scope
> > of a local workspace used while working with OpenStack project(s).
> > Official alterations of a *global* .gitignore are completely
> > unacceptable, but if certain files are not to be specified in the
> > .gitignore committed with the project then a policy related to
> > modifying the $GIT_DIR/info/exclude would be an acceptable
> > alternative.
> I really don't understand the aversion to allowing contributors to
> police on their own what files they do and don't commit in a review
> to an OpenStack project. It all boils down to the following
> balancing act:
>  * Reviewing changes to each project's .gitignore for the trashfile
>    patterns of every editor and IDE known to man is a waste of
>    reviewers' collective time.
>  * Having to point out to contributors that they've accidentally
>    added trashfiles created by their arbitrary choice of tools to a
>    change in review is also a waste of reviewers' collective time.
> Since there are ways for a contributor to configure their
> development environment in a manner which prevents them from
> inadvertently putting these files into a change for review, I feel
> like it's perfectly reasonable to suggest that as an alternative. It
> is just one of the many ways a contributor avoids wasting reviewer
> time by neither polluting their changes nor every project's
> .gitignore with details potentially relevant only to their own
> personal development system and nowhere else.
> --
> Jeremy Stanley
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