[openstack-dev] [all][infra][ptls] tagging reviews, making tags searchable

Markus Zoeller mzoeller at de.ibm.com
Mon Mar 21 10:18:48 UTC 2016

> From: Flavio Percoco <flavio at redhat.com>
> To: "OpenStack Development Mailing List (not for usage questions)" 
> <openstack-dev at lists.openstack.org>
> Date: 03/18/2016 09:04 PM
> Subject: Re: [openstack-dev] [all][infra][ptls] tagging reviews, 
> making tags searchable
> On 18/03/16 14:15 +0000, Amrith Kumar wrote:
> >As we were working through reviews for the Mitaka release, the Trove 
team was
> >trying to track groups of reviews that were needed for a specific 
> >like m-1, or m-3 or in the recent days for rc1.
> >
> > 
> >
> >The only way we could find was to have someone (in this instance, me) 
> >the reviews that we wanted and then have people look for reviews with
> >?starredby:amrith? and status:open.
> >
> > 
> >
> >How do other projects do this? Is there a simple way to tag reviews in 
> >searchable way?
> When we needed this in Glance, we used one of these 2 options:
> 1) Topics: We changed reviews topics accordingly based on the milestone:
> (glance-RC1, glance-RC2, glance-M1, etc)
> 2) Commit Message: We used this to tag priority reviews for the cycle. 
This was
> less effective, TBH and I wouldn't recommend it.
> I know there's a gerrit feature that is, AFAIK, not released yet that 
> "hashtags" to gerrit. Basically the ability to add tags to reviews and 
> them.

The availability of the Gerrit "hashtags" (blog entries call them often
"labels" or "tags"; not to confuse with git tags) got discussed in [1].
I still have the hope that they will come as I see great potential and
flexibility in their usage.


Regards, Markus Zoeller (markus_z)

> I'm not a huge fan of the starring option but I can see how that could 
work for
> other folks. One thing in favor of starring patches is that it's 
> across PS.
> Flavio
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