[rfc-i] [Ietf-and-github] RFC Editor & Github

Joel M. Halpern jmh at joelhalpern.com
Thu Feb 21 19:03:56 PST 2019

The RFC Editor (more specifically the production center) already 
conducted an experiment in using github in conjunction with the editing 
process.  While I will leave it to Heather to provide details, the 
simple result was that it turned out to be VERY painful.

Please do not assume that using github / git for that part of the 
process is a trivial or easy step for us to take.


On 2/21/19 9:25 PM, Martin J. Dürst wrote:
> On 2019/02/22 07:06, Mike Bishop wrote:
>> Ideally, I'd see AUTH48 as a PR (perhaps from a private repo). One of the things we'll need to work out is to what extent that's feasible for the RFC Editor.
> I'm of course not in any way speaking for the RFC Editor. Also, I'm
> myself still struggling with git and github, so I don't want to push
> (sic) it on anybody else.
> But I think it would be highly beneficial for the RFC Editor to try to
> slowly move to (also use) git(hub). They may take quite some time
> because they have other things on their plate, and have to make sure
> they move carefully, and establish a process that works for them.
> But compared to the OLD-NEW style of talking about diffs, pull requests
> are way more precise, and that's what matters for their work. If they
> can reduce the number of hickups in the back-and-forth with the editors
> in Auth48, that may help them quite a bit.
> Regards,   Martin.
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