[openstack-dev] [all][infra] revert new gerrit

Morgan Fainberg morgan.fainberg at gmail.com
Fri Mar 18 15:40:46 UTC 2016

On Fri, Mar 18, 2016 at 8:35 AM, Monty Taylor <mordred at inaugust.com> wrote:

> On 03/18/2016 08:31 AM, Andrey Kurilin wrote:
>> Hi all!
>> I want to start this thread because I'm tired. I spent a lot of time,
>> but I can't review as easy as it was with old interface. New Gerrit is
>> awful. Here are several issues:
>> * It is not possible to review patches at mobile phone. "New" "modern"
>> theme is not adopted for small screens.
>> * Leaving comments is a hard task. Position of page can jump anytime.
>> * It is impossible to turn off hot-keys. position of page changed->I
>> don't see that comment pop-up is closed->continue type several
>> letters->make unexpected things(open edit mode, modify something, save,
>> exit...)
>> * patch-dependency tree is not user-friendly
>> * summary table doesn't include status of patch(I need list to the end
>> of a page to know if patch is merged or not)
>> * there is no button "Comment"/"Reply" at the end of page(after all
>> comments).
>> * it is impossible to turn off "new" search mechanism
>> Does it possible to return old, classic theme? It was a good time when
>> we have old and new themes together...
> Sadly no. Upstream is pretty tied to the new very terrible interface.
> We're not sure why.
> If you haven't tried gertty yet, I highly recommend it.

Someone should make a mobile-native app (android/ios) for gerrit now since
the new interface is so bad. Hopefully someone somewhere can come up with
the time for it. (I haven't had the time myself).
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