Publishing code reviews

Tim O'Brien tobrien at
Thu Oct 11 23:53:32 UTC 2007

On 10/11/07, Dalibor Topic <robilad at> wrote:
> Dmitri Trembovetski wrote:
> >> The robot only sends e-mail messages to specific reviewers, not to
> >> mailing lists.  That's fine internally, but we should likely also have
> >> the robot cc: e-mails to the appropriate public lists so that anyone
> can
> >> read the review traffic.  These need not be the foo-dev lists; we could
> >> set up a parallel set of, say, foo-review lists.
> >
> >   I guess it wouldn't hurt, but we don't do anything like
> >   that internally because most people don't care much
> >   about other's code reviews - there's enough traffic
> >   already. If they do, they're the reviewers =)
> Having review traffic on mailing lists, where it can be indexed by
> search engines, proved invaluable to me time after time when I was
> dealing with some obscure 'not_quite_a_bug' in some piece of software,
> as it let me read my way into figuring out 'what the hell were they
> thinking' without having to tri-jump around mailing list archives,
> bugzilla, and CVS/SVN data.
> So I'd suggest, for the sake of the future generations trying to find
> lost needles in the growing OpenJDK haystack, to flood the review lists.
> cheers,
> dalibor topic

FWIW, I've started submitting most of the OpenJDK lists to Nabble for
indexing.  I'm not sure how long it takes them to add it to the index.

Tim O'Brien: (847) 863-7045
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