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Re: [alpine-devel] How to improve quality control for patch reviews

From: Natanael Copa <>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2018 17:05:17 +0200

On Thu, 26 Jul 2018 08:27:20 -0400
Drew DeVault <> wrote:

> Hey Natanael, I haven't been active much recently but I do have some
> thoughts here.
> On 2018-07-26 2:15 PM, Natanael Copa wrote:
> > - improve documentation. Write documentation with a simple checklist
> > you can look over before you submit a PR. For example, "check that
> > license is in SPDX format[1]", "check that it does not automatically
> > start services from pre-install", etc. This will make it easier for
> > people doing patch reviews and can be useful when adding automated
> > checks.
> Docs are great but linters are much better (something you alluded to).

I was thinking docs could be helpful when implementing linter.
> > - add more automatic checks
> I'm working on a service,[0], which provides a number of services
> including mailing lists[1] and continuous integration[2]. One feature I
> want to support is creating CI builds from patches sent to mailing lists
> (including off-site lists), and I already have a thing which can wire up
> GitHub pull requests to CI builds.
> [0]
> [1]
> [2]
> These builds could run in a fresh Alpine install (full virt with KVM)
> and attempt to build the package, catching any missing makedeps or
> ghostly dependencies like the example you gave suffered from, run a
> linter, and report the results back to the ML or the GitHub PR.
> Would something like that be useful for Alpine?

I think this sounds like something we are looking for, but it may be
a bigger bigger question related. See


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