[lustre-devel] upgrade Gerrit's UI?

Andreas Dilger adilger at whamcloud.com
Thu Jan 23 14:05:50 PST 2020

I don't think anyone is _against_ updating Gerrit, but as with all changes this has to be weighed against other tasks.  Since Gerrit is key to all of the Lustre developers, we try to avoid changes there unless needed for stability or security.

That said, I agree the "external changes visible during patch comparison" issue you mention is definitely something I've found annoying as well, so having that fixed would be useful.

I can't guarantee anything, but will bring this up in our next meeting.

On Jan 22, 2020, at 04:49, quentin.bouget at cea.fr<mailto:quentin.bouget at cea.fr> wrote:

On 22/01/2020 12:44, quentin.bouget at cea.fr<mailto:quentin.bouget at cea.fr> wrote:

Hi all,

I was wondering if Whamcloud had any plan to upgrade its Gerrit's UI.

I am only asking because when you compare two different versions of the same patch, it often happens that some of the differences are not part of the patch itself, but rather introduced by other commits that have landed upstream between the two versions. The current UI makes those indistinguishable from "actual" changes.

The latest UI -- which can be seen in action on GerritHub<x-msg://59/review.gerrithub.io> -- uses a different color to highlight changes that are not directly introduced by the patch being reviewed.

There are other perks to using the latest versions (such as reviewing files directly from a patch's "main page"), and of course, there are also a few things that some might not find to their liking, but I think the pros outweigh the cons.


The link above is broken (I must have typed it wrong) : GerritHub<https://review.gerrithub.io/>

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Cheers, Andreas
Andreas Dilger
Principal Lustre Architect

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