[Cubicweb] [PATCH RFC] Add a "Contributing" section to README with patch submission guidelines

Denis Laxalde denis.laxalde at logilab.fr
Tue Feb 21 11:18:50 CET 2017

# HG changeset patch
# User Denis Laxalde <denis.laxalde at logilab.fr>
# Date 1487671459 -3600
#      Tue Feb 21 11:04:19 2017 +0100
# Node ID 528743654af9e82769faab88fe56de6825dc32c5
# Parent  f85ec84355db8499e235f7fedc80863333c23d58
Add a "Contributing" section to README with patch submission guidelines

For the CubicWeb project and its dependencies, we now prefer patches
submission and review by email on a public mailing list. We are thus moving
away from the previous vcreview-based workflow taking place on the forge.
This change is motivated by the following points:

- the current reviewer assignment mechanism (pick a random reviewer, rely on
  reviewer availability rather than on willingness to review, send related
  patches to distinct people, etc.) is inefficient if not counter-productive;
- most of the times, discussion only happens between the patch submitter and a
  reviewer with no easy way to increase the audience;
- cubicweb-vcreview has no concept of patch series;
- cubicweb-vcreview is not actively maintained anymore and its usability keeps

We expect that email-based submission and review of patches will circumvent
these limitations. Anybody interested in the project is welcome to subscribed
to the mailing list and participate to the review process.

This patch documents the basic workflow of patches submissions by email.

diff --git a/README b/README
--- a/README
+++ b/README
@@ -35,3 +35,16 @@ Look in the doc/ subdirectory or read ht
 CubicWeb includes the Entypo pictograms by Daniel Bruce — www.entypo.com
+Patches should be submitted by email at the cubicweb-devel at lists.cubicweb.org
+mailing list in order to get reviewed by project integrators or any community
+The simplest way of send patches is to use the ``hg email`` command available
+through the *patchbomb* extension of Mercurial. Preferably, patches should be
+*in the message body* of emails. When submitting a revised version of a patch
+series, a prefix indicating the iteration number ``<n>`` of the series should
+be added to email subject prefixes; this can be achieved by specifying a
+``--flag v<n>`` option to ``hg email`` command.

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