[webkit-dev] review queue crazy idea

Eric Seidel eric at webkit.org
Fri Jul 23 04:51:35 PDT 2010

I've never really liked trac.webkit.org/wiki/WebKit%20Team.  Its
always seemed more of place to brag about webkit involvement, than a
useful reference.  I think we could build a much better "who should I
ask to review this" tool based on SVN information.


On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 12:15 AM, David Kilzer <ddkilzer at webkit.org> wrote:
> We should also publicize/update these existing resources to help patch authors find reviewers for their patches:
> http://trac.webkit.org/wiki/CodeReview
> http://trac.webkit.org/wiki/WebKit%20Team
> I think the most effective approach is when patch authors proactively seek out reviewers.  We're all busy, but when I'm asked to review a patch, I make time for it or point the person at another reviewer.
> Dave
> --
> Sent from my iPhone 4
> On Jul 22, 2010, at 12:29 AM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs at apple.com> wrote:
>> On Jul 21, 2010, at 3:41 PM, Eric Seidel wrote:
>>> Wow.  I really like this idea of helping contributors better
>>> understand what's going wrong.
>>> But, I think that even better would be to build a better front-end for
>>> reviews.  Or a bot which knew how to suggest reviewers (based on
>>> annotate information from lines changed).
>> I think a better UI for reviews, plus some better attempts at active notification of potential reviewers, could go a long way. I'm a strong believer in trying nudges and positive incentives before implementing harsher policies.
>> Regards,
>> Maciej
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