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From Jeremy Dyer <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Stale PRs
Date Sat, 15 Sep 2018 15:40:38 GMT
Pierre - I think this is a great idea. I would even say some more aggressive like 30 days too.
Seems like if even a comment hasn’t been made in 30 days then the PR is generally struggle
for whatever reason anyway and given the rapid pace the codebase is evolving even makes merging
more difficult in some cases.

- Jeremy Dyer

Thanks - Jeremy Dyer

From: Pierre Villard <>
Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2018 11:34 AM
To: dev
Subject: [DISCUSS] Stale PRs


The number of open PRs is still growing and it could make think people that
the project is not healthy/active (even though a quick look at the last
commit date or the commits rate is a clear indication that the project is

In order to encourage people to review code and keep active discussions on
the PRs, I suggest to find a way to keep this number as small as possible.
To do so, I'd like to ask the wider community if the approach taken by a
project like Apache Beam would be a good idea:

"A pull request becomes stale after its author fails to respond to
actionable comments for 60 days. Author of a closed pull request is welcome
to reopen the same pull request again in the future."

This approach is managed by a file [1] in the .github directory of the

What do you think about this approach?



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