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

Richard Jones r1chardj0n3s at gmail.com
Fri Mar 18 21:16:33 UTC 2016

On 19 March 2016 at 02:35, 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.

I hear good things about it but I've tried to get gertty going and found it
doesn't cope well at all with my very low bandwidth Internet connection, so
it's definitely not a solution for everyone :-(

I hold out hope for a usable web ui some day ;-)

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