[openstack-dev] [infra] Upgrade to Gerrit 2.11
thierry at openstack.org
Wed Oct 14 08:51:36 UTC 2015
> We want to let everyone know that there is a big UI change in Gerrit
> 2.11. The change screen (CS), which is the main view for a patchset,
> has been completely replaced with a new change screen (CS2). While
> Gerrit 2.8 contains both old CS and CS2, I believe everyone in
> Openstack land is really just using the old CS. CS2 really wasn't
> ready in 2.8 and really should never be used in that version. The CS2
> has come a long way since then and many other big projects have moved
> to using Gerrit 2.11 so it's not a concern any longer. If you would
> like a preview of Gerrit 2.11 and maybe help us test it, head over to
> http://review-dev.openstack.org. If you are very opposed to CS2 then
> you may like Gertty (https://pypi.python.org/pypi/gertty) instead. If
> neither option works for you then maybe you can help us create a new
> alternative :)
> We are soliciting feedback so please let us know what you think.
It looks quite good to me.
My main issue with CS2 is how greedy it is in horizontal space, mostly
due to the waste of space in the "Related changes" panel. If there are
related changes, the owner/reviewer/voting panel is cramped in the
middle, while "related changes" has a lot of empty space on the right.
Is there a way to turn that panel off (move it to a dropdown like the
patchsets view), or make it use half the width, or push it under
I also find the CS2 vote results area a lot less clear than the table we
had in CS, but that may be because I'm used to it now.
Thierry Carrez (ttx)
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