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[DISCUSS] Applying commit-then-review
Bernd Fondermann 2010-09-13, 19:58
Hi,

If I understand correctly, Chukwa is following the review-then-commit
(RTC) pattern: Before every commit, a patch gets posted to a JIRA and
only on positive feedback it is committed.
As far as I can see, this is inherited from Hadoop's policies.
However, most projects at the ASF apply commit-then-review (CTR). CTR
has the advantage of being more agile, requiring less work (creating
issue, patch file, attaching it, waiting for feedback etc.) while
providing full oversight:
Every commit is reviewed by other committers after it happened, can be
discussed, reverted, improved etc. as a 'work in progress'.
It is best practice in CTR-mode to selectively use RTC, e.g. for big
patches or for potentially delicate commits.

I think Chukwa would profit from changing to CTR, so I'd like to know
what you think about it.

Thanks,

   Bernd
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Ariel Rabkin 2010-09-13, 20:14
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Eric Yang 2010-09-13, 20:49
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Bill Graham 2010-09-13, 20:50
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Bernd Fondermann 2010-09-14, 10:17
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Bill Graham 2010-09-14, 21:22
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Jerome Boulon 2010-09-21, 05:00
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Jiaqi Tan 2010-09-21, 05:12
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William A. Rowe Jr. 2010-09-21, 05:55
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Ariel Rabkin 2010-09-21, 20:50
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William A. Rowe Jr. 2010-09-21, 21:38