On the recent hackathon in Vienna we talked about the large number of
changes still open and how to get the flow back. We currently have over
300 open changes going back to 2014 (
A change is in Gerrit because the developer wants code review to get it
merged. Code review might not be a lot of fun and this is made worse by
this huge backlog.
A lot of the changes have issues preventing this:
* Merge conflict, needs to be rebased
* Not verified, tests fail
* Code review -1, -2
My proposal is to abandon the changes we're not going to work on anyway
and focus our attention on the changes we do want to get merged. I
understand that some changes in which people invested a lot of time and
effort will get abandoned, but I think the benefit of getting the code
review process back on track is higher. Abandoned changes are not gone,
we can always open them again.
I ask everyone who has (a lot of) old open changes to have a look at
them and make the decision: Pick it up or abandon. If the change is
linked to a phabricator task, it would be nice to update the task too.