[Openstack] git-review ready for general use

Monty Taylor mordred at inaugust.com
Fri Dec 30 16:37:59 UTC 2011

On 12/30/2011 08:20 AM, Jay Pipes wrote:
> 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.

Thanks Jay! Just wait until you see what's coming next. :)

> 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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