title: “Gerrit ESC Meeting Minutes” tags: esc keywords: esc minutes permalink: 2022-12-14-esc-minutes.html summary: “Minutes from the ESC meeting held on Dec 14, 2022” hide_sidebar: true hide_navtoggle: true toc: true

Engineering Steering Committee Meeting, Dec 14, 2022

Christophe Pouchet, Luca Milanesio, Saša Živkov, Patrick Hiesel

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Dec 14, 2022

Import of projects

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.

  • The refs/sequences/changes on 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.

Overview of the Gerrit User Summit 2022 survey

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.