Gerrit for Core-Devs
Exherbo / September 29, 2013

There have been a few questions and potential misunderstandings I’m going to try to address here. I’ll update this post if new stuff comes up. Getting the foo Or: How do I become a Core-Dev on Gerrit? Simple: You register with your GitHub or Google account, then you ask any other core dev to add you to the group. At least Bo “zlin” Ørsted Andresen and I know how to do it and every member has the necessary privileges. Reviewing Or: +1+1 != +2 Every registered user can comment and/or -1/+1 a change. This is an indication said user has reviewed the patch and, ideally, tested it. It’s basically only an opinion, though. Only Core-Devs can +2 a change. This means they’ve reviewed and tested that change and are approving it. The change then will get merged and pushed. It’s important to remember, though, that +1’s do NOT add up. You can +1 a change a hundred times but it will still need one bold man (or woman) to +2 it. Important as well, don’t forget to press the “Submit” button if you want to get a change merged. What about testing (or the lack of)? Everyone who +2’s a change at least (ideally, +1 would…