[webkit-dev] to reitveld or not to reitveld

Mark Rowe mrowe at apple.com
Thu Jun 11 15:21:22 PDT 2009

On 2009-06-11, at 15:16, Ojan Vafai wrote:

> On Sat, Jun 6, 2009 at 7:14 PM, Ojan Vafai <ojan at google.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 7, 2009 at 7:51 AM, Mark Rowe <mrowe at apple.com> wrote:
> There are also concerns about access to the data store of the  
> application, backup procedures, etc.  Our existing servers are well  
> understood in this regard.   We've also found in the past that  
> having services spread across different systems causes confusion  
> when something goes wrong, for whatever reason, as it's not clear  
> who to contact to address the problem.
> For what it's worth, we've had next to zero maintenance effort go  
> into keeping rietveld running on appengine. As far as I know, it's  
> been pretty much stable and problem free. But I don't actually  
> maintain it, so I can't say that for sure. :)
> It seems to me that all the issues raised with using reitveld are  
> solvable. Assuming you all are OK with doing this iteratively  
> instead of needing all the issues to be resolved on day one, I think  
> we can probably start taking concrete steps forward.

Given what has been said so far I'm still not clear why Rietvald is a  
better option than Review Board.

- Mark

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