[Openstack] git-review ready for general use

Jay Pipes jaypipes at gmail.com
Fri Dec 30 16:20:25 UTC 2011

I'd like to thank you and Jim for your excellent work on this and all
the continuous development/deployment tooling. You're both doing a
fantastic job of working with a diverse group of contributors with
different needs and agendas.

Thank you!

On Tue, Dec 27, 2011 at 10:54 AM, Monty Taylor <mordred at inaugust.com> wrote:
> Hey guys,
> We've been having various people test the new git-review tool for a
> while now, and believe that it is ready for prime time as a replacement
> for the git review alias and tools/rfc.sh. We've also sent an email to
> our fine friends at glusterfs (from whom we got rfc.sh in the first
> place) and at gerrit to announce the tool to them.
> We're going to start a phased approach of rolling this out.
> Phase 1 - Get everyone to install git-review.
> Phase 2 - Add a deprecation warning message to tools/rfc.sh to catch
> stragglers.
> Phase 3 - Remove tools/rfc.sh from the repos.
> The only phase there that you need to really worry with is Phase 1 -
> because that's the one in which you install the tool.
> It's really quite easy. It works like this:
> 'sudo pip install git-review'
> And just go on about your day. When you run 'git review' to submit
> changes to gerrit, the git-review program will take precedence and do
> all of the appropriate things. There is a README file at
> https://github.com/openstack-ci/git-review with more information for
> those who care. However, notable features which were lacking with rfc.sh:
> git review -v prints out all of the git commands that are being run, for
> those who are interested in that sort of thing
> git review $branch_name will submit reviews to branches that are not master
> git review -d $review_number will download the code for a gerrit review
> into a local branch
> Enjoy!
> Monty
> PS. Not that there are any bugs, but git-review is managed via the same
> process as all other openstack code - so bugs can be filed at
> bugs.launchpad.net/git-review and patches are accepted via gerrit. You
> can submit them using git review. :)
> PPS. If you want, after installing git-review, you can remove the review
> alias from ~/.gitconfig. It's not necessary, as the git-review
> executable does take precedence.
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