[openstack-dev] [infra] Getting notified of closed pull requests on github?

Clark Boylan cboylan at sapwetik.org
Thu Jul 30 22:49:42 UTC 2015

On Wed, Jul 29, 2015, at 09:14 AM, Joshua Harlow wrote:
> Every now and then I go look at github to see what pull requests have 
> been auto-closed there, since it seems most of the repos under 
> https://github.com/openstack/(.*) auto-close pull requests (with 
> messages telling people to use gerrit);
> I'm wondering though if there is anyway to notify the maintainers in 
> gerrit that this has happened?
> For example anytime a PR is closed on say:
> https://github.com/openstack/taskflow/pulls?q=is%3Apr+is%3Aclosed
> A email could be sent to all of:
> https://review.openstack.org/#/admin/groups/173,members
> Letting those members there know that a PR was closed, and so that those 
> members can then try to avoid losing a contribution from a person that 
> was just trying to do 'good' (by making a PR in the first place).
> Is anything like that possible, it would very much help in *not* losing 
> these types of contributions (and new members to our community) because 
> currently I have a feeling that most people don't even know that such 
> pull requests are getting closed automagically.
> For example:
> - 
> https://github.com/openstack/oslo.messaging/pulls?q=is%3Apr+is%3Aclosed 
> (3 here)
> - https://github.com/openstack/nova/pulls?q=is%3Apr+is%3Aclosed (alot
> here)
> - https://github.com/openstack/glance/pulls?q=is%3Apr+is%3Aclosed (3
> here)
> - .... and so on
Would it be simpler to subscribe to the projects on Gitub and have it
notify you directly of project activity?


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