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Re: [RFC PATCH v1] telemetry design overview (part 1)

On Fri, Jun 8, 2018 at 11:40 AM, Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
<avarab@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 07 2018, Johannes Sixt wrote:
>> Am 07.06.2018 um 16:53 schrieb git@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx:
>>> From: Jeff Hostetler <jeffhost@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> I've been working to add code to Git to optionally collect telemetry data.
>>> The goal is to be able to collect performance data from Git commands and
>>> allow it to be aggregated over a user community to find "slow commands".
>> Seriously? "add code to collect telemetry data" said by somebody whose
>> email address ends with @microsoft.com is very irritating. I really
>> don't want to have yet another switch that I must check after every
>> update that it is still off.
> To elaborate a bit on Jeff's reply (since this was discussed in more
> detail at Git Merge this year), the point of this feature is not to ship
> git.git with some default telemetry, but so that in-house users of git
> like Microsoft, Dropbox, Booking.com etc. can build & configure their
> internal versions of git to turn on telemetry for their own users.
> There's numerous in-house monkeypatches to git on various sites (at
> least Microsoft & Dropbox reported having internal patches already).
> Something like this facility would allow us to agree on some
> implementation that could be shipped by default (but would be off by
> default), those of us who'd make use of this feature already have "root"
> on those user's machines, and control what git binary they use etc,
> their /etc/gitconfig and so on.

This elaboration should have been in the commit message of the first
patch (and I hope it will be in v2). You guys knew because it was
discussed at Git Merge but the rest of us may not.. It would be much
more convincing to have something like this spelled out.