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From: Johannes Schindelin <Johannes.Schindelin@gmx.de>
To: Pratyush Yadav <me@yadavpratyush.com>
Cc: Harish Karumuthil <harish2704@gmail.com>,
	git@vger.kernel.org, David Aguilar <davvid@gmail.com>
Subject: Making GitGitGadget's list -> PR comment mirroring bidirectional, was Re: [PATCH] Feature: custom guitool commands can now have custom keyboard shortcuts
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 23:09:10 +0100 (CET)
Message-ID: <nycvar.QRO.7.76.6.1911192305410.15956@tvgsbejvaqbjf.bet> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20191006210647.wfjr7lhw5fxs4bin@yadavpratyush.com>

Hi Pratyush,

On Mon, 7 Oct 2019, Pratyush Yadav wrote:

> On 06/10/19 10:27PM, Johannes Schindelin wrote:
> > Hi Pratyush,
> >
> > On Mon, 7 Oct 2019, Pratyush Yadav wrote:
> >
> > > Anyway, GitGitGadget solves a large part of the problem. It
> > > eliminates the need for using git-send-email, and it even shows you
> > > the replies received on the list. I honestly think it is a great
> > > tool, and it gives people a very good alternative to using
> > > git-send-email.
> >
> > GitGitGadget is just a workaround. Not even complete. Can't be
> > complete, really. Because problems. It has much of the same problems
> > of `git send-email`: it's a one-way conversation. Code is not
> > discussed in the right context (which would be a worktree with the
> > correct commit checked out). The transfer is lossy (email is designed
> > for human-readable messages, not for transferring machine-readable
> > serialized objects). Matching original commits and/or branches to the
> > ones on the other side is tedious. Any interaction requires switching
> > between many tools. Etc
> >
> > > One feature that would make it complete would be the ability to
> > > reply to review comments.
> >
> > And how would that work, exactly? How to determine *which* email to
> > respond to? *Which* person to reply to? *What* to quote?
>
> GGG already shows replies to the patches as a comment. On GitHub you can
> "Quote reply" a comment, which quotes the entire comment just like your
> MUA would. The option can be found by clicking the 3 dots on the top
> right of a comment.
>
> Then you can write your reply there, and the last line would be
> '/reply', which would make GGG send that email as a reply. You would
> need to strip the first line from the reply because GGG starts the reply
> with something like:
>
>   > [On the Git mailing list](https://public-inbox.org/git/xmqq7e5l9zb1.fsf@gitster-ct.c.googlers.com), Junio C Hamano wrote ([reply to this](https://github.com/gitgitgadget/gitgitgadget/wiki/ReplyToThis)):
>
> GGG also adds 3 backticks before and after the reply content, so those
> would need to be removed too.
>
> Does this sound like a sane solution?

Here are two real life examples where an unsuspecting GitGitGadget user
expected GitGitGadget to mirror replies _to_ the Git mailing list:

https://github.com/gitgitgadget/git/pull/451#issuecomment-555044068 and
https://github.com/gitgitgadget/git/pull/451#issuecomment-555077933

Neither of them include the line with the link.

Just to throw a bit of real life into the discussion...

Ciao,
Dscho

  parent reply index

Thread overview: 27+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2016-03-29 11:38 Harish K
2016-03-31 16:41 ` David Aguilar
2016-04-01  6:32   ` harish k
2019-10-03 14:48     ` harish k
2019-10-03 21:44       ` Pratyush Yadav
2019-10-04  8:49         ` Johannes Schindelin
2019-10-04 12:01           ` Pratyush Yadav
2019-10-05 20:16             ` Harish Karumuthil
2019-10-05 21:01               ` Pratyush Yadav
2019-10-06  9:49                 ` Johannes Schindelin
2019-10-06 18:39                   ` Pratyush Yadav
2019-10-06 19:37                     ` Philip Oakley
2019-10-06 20:27                     ` Johannes Schindelin
2019-10-06 21:06                       ` Pratyush Yadav
2019-10-07  9:20                         ` GitGUIGadget, was " Johannes Schindelin
2019-10-07 10:43                           ` Birger Skogeng Pedersen
2019-10-07 19:16                             ` Alban Gruin
2019-11-19 22:09                         ` Johannes Schindelin [this message]
2019-11-20 14:22                           ` Making GitGitGadget's list -> PR comment mirroring bidirectional, " Pratyush Yadav
2019-10-06 22:40                       ` Philip Oakley
2019-10-07  6:22                   ` Harish Karumuthil
2019-10-07 10:01                     ` Johannes Schindelin
2019-10-08 19:31                       ` Harish Karumuthil
2019-10-09 20:42                         ` Johannes Schindelin
2019-10-13 20:09                         ` Pratyush Yadav
2019-10-07  6:13                 ` Harish Karumuthil
2019-10-13 19:17                   ` Pratyush Yadav

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