1
srpatil
23d

Today I had a look at the Linux kernel on GitHub. There was a commit made by someone else which I tried to comment on. But my comment was not getting added— probably because it is not my PR. Is this a feature or a bug ?

Comments
  • 7
    The GH repo is only a mirror, synced from kernel.org.
    Comments wouldn't make sense, as dev correspondence seems to happen largely on mailing-lists.
  • 4
    @metamourge
    How weird would it be if the kernel code were maintained on github?
  • 2
    @metamourge
    Mailing lists? In 2020? Really?
  • 2
    @ItsaMeTuni What else? Everything since mailing lists that became significantly popular among internet users is proprietary and relies on a centralized message archive, both of which should be avoided.
  • 0
    @Lor-inc why not host something like gitea? Practically the same as GitHub, free, open-source.
  • 1
    @ItsaMeTuni linus explained it somewhere. The current workflow with multiple who review the commits is not replicatable with github/bitbucket/gogs/gitea/...
  • 1
    @stop In reality, it's because Linus doesn't want it to change, and so it won't change. They could make it work, but he's too much of a stubborn arse to look at shifting it.
  • 1
    @AlmondSauce that's not fully true.

    Linux development is very complicated.

    Daniel Vetter wrote an excellent article why GitHub isn't an option.

    https://blog.ffwll.ch/2017/08/...
  • 0
    @IntrusionCM Oh they couldn't just shift "as-is" - that much is clear. But I struggle to believe they couldn't transition to a more modern workflow somehow by adjusting how they work - there's likely just no desire to.
  • 0
    @IntrusionCM that was the article.
Add Comment