[dev][all] note to non-core reviewers in all projects

Erlon Cruz sombrafam at gmail.com
Tue May 21 14:45:29 UTC 2019

The +1 means in a general sense "I agree with the fix/feature conveyed at
the code and don't see anything that oppose to it being merged". So, I
think that all the times there will be an explanation for the agreement. You
don't need to rely on +1s, but you can you them as a 'heat' factor that will
show you how many people care about it and in a way or another have
reviewed, may be not a thoroughly review, but what they could contribute.

This seems totally harmless and having one more nitpick rule would just
make new contributor's life harder.

Em ter, 21 de mai de 2019 às 11:31, Marios Andreou <marios at redhat.com>

> On Tue, May 21, 2019 at 4:34 PM Brian Rosmaita <rosmaita.fossdev at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> A recent spate of +1 reviews with no comments on patches has put me into
>> grumpy-old-man mode.
>> A +1 with no comments is completely useless (unless you have a review on
>> a previous patch set with comments that have been addressed by the
>> author).  I already know you're a smart person (you figured out how to
>> sign the CLA and navigate gerrit -- lots of people can't or won't do
>> that), but all your non-comment +1 tells me is that you are in favor of
>> the patch.  That doesn't give me any information, because I already know
>> that the author is in favor of the patch, so that makes two of you out
>> of about 1,168 reviewers.  That's not exactly a groundswell of support.
>> When you post your +1, please leave a comment explaining why you
>> approve, or at least what in particular you looked at in the patch that
>> gave you a favorable impression.  This whole open source community thing
>> is a collaborative effort, so please collaborate!  You comment does not
>> have to be profound.  Even just saying that you checked that the release
>> note or docs on the patch rendered correctly in HTML is very helpful.
>> The same thing goes for leaving a -1 on a patch.  Don't just drop a -1
>> bomb with no explanation.  The kind of review that will put you on track
>> for becoming core in a project is what johnthetubaguy calls a
>> "thoughtful -1", that is, a negative review that clearly explains what
>> the problem is and points the author in a good direction to fix it.
> whilst i agree on all you wrote, imo a -1 with no comments is worse than
> a +1 with no comments. If you dislike my patch enough to -1 it tell me what
> i need to change in order to fix and get your vote
> thanks, marios
>> That's all I have to say.  I now return to my normal sunny disposition.
>> cheers,
>> brian
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