[libvirt PATCH] github: enable lockdown of issues and merge requests

Andrea Bolognani abologna at redhat.com
Mon Apr 6 09:49:23 UTC 2020

On Mon, 2020-04-06 at 10:02 +0100, Daniel P. Berrangé wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 06, 2020 at 10:34:53AM +0200, Andrea Bolognani wrote:
> > Anyway, back to CONTRIBUTING.md specifically: once we have improved
> > and trimmed down hacking.html (contributing.html?) to a reasonable
> > size, we can simply link to it. I don't think that's a strict
> > dependency, however, and while our current hacking.html is clearly
> > suboptimal I'd rather have issues/PRs locked down and directing
> > developers to it than the current status quo.
> IMHO the CONTRIBUTING.md is something that can be fairly simple. The
> important things is that it should cover directly are
>  - How to submit patches
>  - How to report issues
>  - How to comply with the DCO
> Then it should provide links to information about coding style,
> information around testing, information about platform portability
> expectations, and other important reference material that might be
> relevant.
> We can certainly split up / re-organize hacking.html more generally,

I'll try to give this a shot.

> but I don't think that's a strict pre-requisite for adding a simple

I'm wary of the risk of duplicating information in multiple places.

We already have some overlapping information between hacking.html
and README-hacking, but that's justified by the fact that it was
considered a good idea to provide "bootstrap" steps, ie. enough
information to get to the point where you could build the full HTML
documentation locally from a git clone. I'm no longer convinced this
is that useful, because if you have a git clone you clearly have
internet access and at that point you might as well jump straight to
the pre-built version available on libvirt.org, but let's leave this
argument for another day.

What we do *not* want to have is another "quick start guide" that
duplicates the information further. If our hacking.html is too
overwhelming to serve as such a landing page, then we should change
it so that it no longer is, not add yet another overlapping document.

Andrea Bolognani / Red Hat / Virtualization

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