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From Jonathan Hurley <>
Subject Re: Add reviewers to PR as a non-committer?
Date Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:27:38 GMT
Spark also has over 400 PRs open :)

Taking a quick look, we have ones like this:

Which have been open for 2 weeks with no reviews (even with an @mention) in the comments.

I think it's a shame that the GitHub PR model doesn't allow picking reviewers, especially
since it negates their very own filters. I suppose we'll just have to use the @mention for

On Jan 17, 2018, at 3:08 PM, Vivek Ratnavel <<>>

I have seen some other very active Apache projects including Apache Spark
using this model successfully for a long time now. They have a portal to
keep track of open PRs and stale PRs categorized by components -

The contributors open PRs and wait for the community to review it. For
instance, take a look at this -

On Wed, Jan 17, 2018 at 12:00 PM, Jonathan Hurley <>

We have a very active project with potentially dozens of new PRs coming in
every day - I don't think relying on the community to look is a very
sustainable model. Is there no way to add reviewers without tagging them?
There seems to be a way to filter by reviews needing attention - seems
silly that non-committers can't add committers ...

On Jan 17, 2018, at 2:51 PM, Vivek Ratnavel <>

Hi Jason,

Thanks for bringing this up. For contributors, the best way to notify
people would be to tag them in comments. This is another good reason to
[component] tags to the PR title, so that committers who are working on
those components can pro-actively take a look at the newly opened pull
requests. The committers of the community should actively check newly
created PRs and resolve them. If the PR is not reviewed by any committer
for a long time, then the contributor can try pinging the committers by
tagging them in comments as I mentioned before. Relevant committers can
found by doing a git blame on the files contributed in the patch.

Vivek Ratnavel

On Wed, Jan 17, 2018 at 11:33 AM, Jason Golieb <>

As a non-committer, is it possible to add reviewers to a pull request?
doesn’t look like it to me. What’s the suggested procedure for getting
on my PRs?

-Vivek Ratnavel S

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