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Re: Changes to Phabricator review subscriptions




On Wed, May 9, 2018 at 9:25 PM, Timothée Giet <animtim@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Le 09/05/2018 à 10:33, Boudewijn Rempt a écrit :
>>
>> On Wednesday, May 9, 2018 10:08:28 AM CEST you wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi all,
>>>
>>> To improve the user experience around email and in-application
>>> notifications from Phabricator, sysadmin have made some changes to the
>>> configuration of our Herald rules.
>>>
>>> Going forward, instead of subscribing projects to reviews, we will
>>> only be subscribing mailing lists now.
>>
>> So, should we now get all phabricator mail at, say, kimageshop@xxxxxxx, or
>> should we create a second mailing list, say krita-phab@xxxxxxx? I do want
>> to
>> receive mail for everything krita-related that happens on phabricator!
>>
>>> For those reviews which have
>>> already been created, they will be updated to reflect the new practice
>>> the next time they are changed.
>>>
>>> This means that individual project members will no longer receive
>>> notifications and emails for every single review or task change that
>>> affects their project. Instead, they will only receive notifications
>>> and emails for reviews they have been individually subscribed to.
>>
>> :-(
>>
>>> To help this change take full effect, it would be appreciated if
>>> people refrain from adding Projects as reviewers, as that will have
>>> the effect of subscribing the Project to the review as well
>>
>> But what if that's what a project really wants?
>
>
> That is also exactly what we use to do in GCompris... it's the best solution
> for us to easily connect the diff to the relevant group of people.
> Subscribing our current mailing list is surely not what we want.

If you could elaborate on your use case here that would be appreciated.
Traditionally most development has taken place via mailing lists, so
it's interesting to see people who don't follow that model.

(To date all Herald rule setup requests have been for mailing lists)

I note that GCompris also doesn't appear to have any rules setup,
which is possibly why this hasn't come up before.

>
>>
>>> (Phabricator does not require you specify a reviewer)
>>
>> I know. Most newcomers don't and do not specify any reviewer, so review
>> requests often fall between the cracks.
>>>
>>> Should anyone have any questions regarding this, please open a thread
>>> on the kde-devel@xxxxxxx mailing list.
>>
>>
>> I discovered today that I did not have a subscription to this list and
>> that
>> there are no archives, so I've missed all discussions, if there have been
>> any.
>> I would have expected the discussion to happen on kde-community, but maybe
>> we
>> just have too many mailing lists.
>
>
> I am subscribed to this list but didn't see much discussion on the topic
> before this change announcement.
>
> Timothée
>
>

Cheers,
Ben