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GitHub repository descriptions should point directly to the Gerrit projects
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Currently, for example for the description reads:

Github mirror of "analytics/quarry/web" - our actual code is hosted with Gerrit (please see for contributing

(BTW, missing ")".) This means I need to open a tab with Gerrit, click on "Project", "List", type in "analytics/quarry/web" as filter, and then click on the project to receive information how I can clone the repository for reviews with Gerrit, etc. If I'm a newcomer, going through probably adds quite some time to that.

Instead, the description should read:

GitHub mirror of – please see for contributing. Thanks!

This removes possible confusion about what "Gerrit" and "actual code" mean and points directly to the source.

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Where is this text managed?

Where is this text managed?

It isn't. A long time ago when I had the plugin that auto-created Github repos for us, it was hardcoded there. Now it's mostly copy+pasted, if it's done at all.

greg triaged this task as Low priority.Dec 19 2016, 6:29 PM
greg removed a project: Gerrit.


So it's not an issue in Gerrit (removing that project).

If someone is bored over the holidays.... seems to be the relevant API. Might be interesting to come up with a maintenance script that tests/sets has_* and other parameters as well.

I spent about an hour around lunchtime today, I rewrote my plugin from days of yore :)