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Re: [alpine-devel] Adélie on Alpine, two months later

From: William Pitcock <>
Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:23:34 -0500


On Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 5:31 PM, Jakub Jirutka <> wrote:
> Hi Jean,
>> I just wanted to say that a minimalistic approach (meaning simple tools like git send-email + a mailinglist)…
> git send-email is indeed minimalistic, but mailing-list is really not.
>> And I guess I am strange and a exception, since I prefer TUIs to GUIs.
> Actually you’re not, many Alpinists prefer TUIs to GUIs, including myself. What I wanted to say is that pull requests workflow is even more suitable for TUIs than ML. You can use tools like + plain git or build your own tools suitable for your workflow, without need to deal with bunch of unstructured information in emails.
>> …is liked by a non-commiter like meand I know commiters in other projects who like it too. …the process has to be optimized for the active commiters…
> Well, we need to optimize the process for maintainers, active contributors and even less active / new contributors like you. That’s one of the reasons why we still support both GitHub and Patchwork.
> I admit that I’d personally love to get rid of Patchwork, but 1st others don’t allow me to do that, 2st no one, including myself, wants to depend on third-party service as the only option. Currently we don’t have any sane alternative (simple, lightweight yet powerful). We know that the current process is not ideal, but there are too many issues and too little time…

I think our requirements are more specialised and I am wondering if it
would be possible to build a simple application which merges the
github PRs and patchwork patches in such a way that they can be

Once we have a solution to the CI problems, building such a site seems
trivial to me.

Debian has a similar website:, which does some
checks on incoming contributions. Building something like that seems
like something that would give us the best of all worlds, really.


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