paladox and myself were talking about getting a test instance to test code to prevent developers from missing gerrit notofications via IRC. Is this possible?
Test instance of what? What are past examples for "missing gerrit notifications via IRC"? Which exact problem is supposed to be solved in this task?
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Of what? Again, please use the names of things you want a test instance of. I'm still confused on what you need. You haven't listed anything yet other than "test instance".
I *think* your last sentence implies you just need to create a project in Labs for you to copy the bot code to. But what instance of Gerrit will you be testing against? What instance of Phabricator?
@greg Oh, I will just be duplicating grrrit-wm on the instance so it should use the same gerrit account. But as it will be a test I will start it and test then stop it since we doint need two bots. And if test passes upload the patch and merge it for grrrit-wm. if it is a big change then I will get others to review it.
(In general: Could people please be specific, avoid using only "this" and "it", actually be explicit what they're talking about, and take more time to phrase sentences that do not offer many different interpretations? This is not a forum to leave just a quick sentence, and every comment creates notifications for others. Thanks.)
I saw complaints last night of testing related to this making noise in our production Gerrit (and Phab?); what is your testing plan and how will you ensure that you are not disruptive in the future (as some users have already felt disrupted)? In general, we don't like people testing against our production services.