When feedback is needed
- We don’t want people to waste their time, either
- writing code we don’t want
- duplicating the work of others
For most new work some discussion is needed first.
- What do you want to change?
- Why is that needed?
- What’s the best way to do it?
You can get approval from:
Who gives approval?
- Project reviewers (team on GitHub)
Don’t need approval for:
- Fixing bugs (assign yourself before you start)
- Altering documentation
- Adding to the website
- Adding comment blocks
- Updating translations
- We want to know what’s going on, so we can plan releases
- People need a little freedom to experiment before others express their
When does a user want:
Scenario – NeoMutt member
Coder has an idea
Open issue 123
- Coder: “I’d like to…”
- Reviewer: “OK, that’s a good idea”
Create branch in neomutt repo, either:
- write code
- push code (automatic Travis build)
When code is ready for public scrutiny…
Create pull request
- Coder: “This relates to #123” (linking issue and PR)
- A.N.Other: “feedback”
When code is ready for review…
- Comment: “@neomutt/reviewers please review”
- Reviewer 1: “change this”
- Reviewer 1: “approved”
- Reviewer 2: “approved”
When code is ready for merge…