Gerrit what is it? can I try it out?

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Excerpt

This talk will be about what Gerrit is, how to set up a test Gerrit in a VBox, how it works, and how it could grow on you after you use it a bit.

Description

http://code.google.com/p/gerrit/

Gerrit is a code review and collaboration tool Google created as part of the Android open source project. It provides a way for code to be submitted, reviewed, approved/rejected, and merged into a larger collaborative work. All without having to expose your integration build code base to direct access from the contributors.

It offers a source code and build control model where gate keepers control the check in and advancing of a code base. See http://review.source.android.com for an example of how it is used in practice.

This talk will be about what Gerrit is, how to set up a test Gerrit in a VBox, how it works, and how it could grow on you after you use it a bit.

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    Biography

    Mark Gross has been involved with the Linux kernel community since 2001. He now works in Intel’s Ultra Mobile Group helping to get IA based handsets market ready with kernel, power management, Moblin/Meego and Android enabling and performance tuning.

    He is the technical lead of the UMG Android enabling efforts. He is focused on the kernel, SCM, power, performance, build, NDK, SDK, platform integration, and developer ramp up and enabling.

    He enjoys low level hacking on multiple architectures, IA, ARM, and 8 bit AVR’s, Linux From Scratch, Open Embedded, Python, and hanging out in hacker, maker, and tech communities.