[openstack-dev] [OpenStack-Dev][Cinder] Review days? (open to ANYBODY and EVERYBODY)

Duncan Thomas duncan.thomas at gmail.com
Fri Jun 13 14:30:29 UTC 2014

Same as Jay, for much the same reasons. Having a fixed calendar time
makes it easy for me to put up a 'do not disturb' sign.

On 13 June 2014 05:10, Jay Bryant <jsbryant at electronicjungle.net> wrote:
> John,
> +2
> I am guilty of falling behind on reviews. Pulled in to a lot of other stuff
> since the summit ... and before.
> Having prescribed time on my calendar is a good idea.  Just put it on my
> calendar.
> Jay
> On Jun 12, 2014 10:49 PM, "John Griffith" <john.griffith at solidfire.com>
> wrote:
>> Hey Everyone,
>> So I've been noticing some issues with regards to reviews in Cinder
>> lately, namely we're not keeping up very well.  Most of this is a math
>> problem (submitters >> reviewers).  We're up around 200+ patches in the
>> queue, and a large number of them have no negative feedback but have just
>> been waiting patiently (some > 2 months).
>> Growth is good, new contributors are FANTASTIC... but stale submissions in
>> the queue are BAD, and I hate for people interested in contributing to
>> become discouraged and just go away (almost as much as I hate emails asking
>> me to review patches).
>> I'd like to propose we consider one or two review days a week for a while
>> to try and work on our backlog.  I'd like to propose that on these days we
>> make an attempt to NOT propose new code (or at least limit it to bug-fixes
>> [real bugs, not features disguised as bugs]) and have an agreement from
>> folks to focus on actually doing reviews and using IRC to collaborate
>> together and knock some of these out.
>> We did this sort of thing over a virtual meetup and it was really
>> effective, I'd like to see if we can't do something for a brief duration
>> over IRC.
>> I'm thinking we give it a test run, set aside a few hours next Wed morning
>> to start (coinciding with our Cinder weekly meeting since many folks around
>> that morning across TZ's etc) where we all dedicate some time prior to the
>> meeting to focus exclusively on helping each other get some reviews knocked
>> out.  As a reminder Cinder weekly meeting is 16:00 UTC.
>> Let me know what you all think, and keep in mind this is NOT limited to
>> just current regular "Block-Heads" but anybody in the OpenStack community
>> that's willing to help out and of course new reviewers are MORE than
>> welcome.
>> Thanks,
>> John
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