Christophe Pouchet, Luca Milanesio, Saša Živkov, Patrick Hiesel
Dec 14, 2022
Luca gave an overview of the draft design document published regarding the process of moving from change-number to project/change-number as unique global identifier of a change.
Patrick gave an initial positive feedback on the overall approach, with some points to be clarified and addressed:
Need for a solid migration path that allows gradual rollouts, so that it would be possible to first migrate to Gerrit v3.8 and then enable a smooth migration of projects to the new numbering scheme.
All-Projects will continue to exist as a fallback for projects that do not adopt the new numbering.
Luca pointed out that the APIs would still need to receive the project as part of the change identifier; it may the be discarded if the new scheme is not enabled and it will fallback to the current behaviour.
Saša highlighted that a useful implication of this move would be making the move of projects across Gerrit primaries a lot easier, because of the ability of having project-specific numbering.
Luca presented an initial overview of the survery results about the Gerrit User Summit 2022 in November: 100% of the people responding to the questions agreed that their objective was achieved.
More detailed results will be published on January 2023.