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From Steve Varnau <>
Subject RE: Using gitbox for apache/incubator-trafodion
Date Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:35:38 GMT
Yes, that link gives you the other links you need for those steps and it verifies that they
are done for each committer that logs in (with apache ID of course).


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave Birdsall []
> Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 4:33 PM
> To:
> Subject: RE: Using gitbox for apache/incubator-trafodion
> +1
> On your four bullets, I take it one can do items 2 and 3 via the link in item 4?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Varnau []
> Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 4:27 PM
> To:
> Subject: Using gitbox for apache/incubator-trafodion
> Hi,
> I wanted to raise discussion of an option for how we use github.
> Currently the incubator-trafodion repo on github is a read-only mirror of the
> ASF git repo.
> The Apache infra group is now beta testing a new service called gitbox. It
> essentially makes github a write-able mirror repo. This has a few benefits
> such as allowing committers to enable github features (issues, wiki,...). But I
> believe the main benefit would be for committers being able to merge pull-
> requests directly via a button on the github web page rather than merging in
> local workspace via commands.
> Since it is in beta, it is not prominently documented or advertised, but they
> are accepting jira requests for groups that want to switch. Several projects,
> including some incubating groups have already.
> What is required?
>   *   Since we already advise contributors to use github pull-requests, no
> change for contributors.
>   *   Committers need to have their github IDs linked into their Apache profile.
>   *   Committers need to set up Two-Factor-Authentication in github.  I have
> already enabled this for myself. Once it is setup, it is not burdensome. (First
> time you login to github from a new PC browser, you also need to provide
> second ID, such as a code from phone app.)
>   *   Both requirements can be checked at
> Even if we want to do this, it might be best to wait until after the 2.2 release.
> Thoughts?
> --Steve

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