[openstack-dev] Infra needs Gerrit developers

Wayne Warren wayne at puppetlabs.com
Wed Sep 30 17:21:33 UTC 2015

I am definitely interested in helping out with this as I feel the pain
of gerrit, particularly around text entry...

Not a huge fan of Java but might be able to take on some low-hanging
fruit once I've had a chance to tackle the JJB 2.0 API.

Maybe this is the wrong place to discuss, but is there any chance the
Gerrit project might consider a move toward Clojure as its primary
language? I suspect this could be done in a way that slowly deprecates
the use of Java over time but would need to spend time investigating
the current Gerrit architecture before making any strong claims about

On Tue, Sep 29, 2015 at 3:30 PM, Zaro <zaro0508 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello All,
> I believe you are all familiar with Gerrit.  Our community relies on it
> quite heavily and it is one of the most important applications in our CI
> infrastructure. I work on the OpenStack-infra team and I've been hacking on
> Gerrit for a while. I'm the infra team's sole Gerrit developer. I also test
> all our Gerrit upgrades prior to infra upgrading Gerrit.  There are many
> Gerrit feature and bug fix requests coming from the OpenStack community
> however due to limited resources it has been a challenge to meet those
> requests.
> I've been fielding some of those requests and trying to make Gerrit better
> for OpenStack.  I was wondering whether there are any other folks in our
> community who might also like to hack on a large scale java application
> that's being used by many corporations and open source projects in the
> world.  If so this is an opportunity for you to contribute.  I'm hoping to
> get more OpenStackers involved with the Gerrit community so we can
> collectively make OpenStack better.  If you would like to get involved let
> the openstack-infra folks know[1] and we will try help get you going.
> For instance our last attempt to upgrading Gerrit failed due to a bug[2]
> that makes repos unusable on a diff timeout.   This bug is still not fixed
> so a nice way to contribute is to help us fix things like this so we can
> continue to use never versions of Gerrit.
> [1] in #openstack-infra or on openstack-infra at lists.openstack.org
> [2] https://code.google.com/p/gerrit/issues/detail?id=3424
> Thank You.
> - Khai (AKA zaro)
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