Owen opened the session by demoing Splinter, the web UI for reviewing patches.

Owen went to Bugzilla, listed his open patches, opened the patch view, clicked a line of the patch, and added an annotation. The UI is intended to facilitate adding your own comments but also efficiently view other people's comments in-context.

It stores the results in a normal Bugzilla comment that's human readable but also parseable by the Bugzilla extension. While you are reviewing, it stores your work in DOM storage so that you don't lose it if your browser crashes.

Ryan Lortie said that this is totally awesome. Wide agreement. He also wondered if Owen intends to push it upstream. Owen replied that he doesn't intend to push it upstream but go about rather pushing it as an extension—especially to the Bugzillas he's forced to use.

Owen then switched to git bz, the git bridge to Bugzilla. This tool allows posting patches for review. It turned out that most people in the room had tried it and agreed it is awesome, so a demo was skipped. Owen wants to make it better at merging patches.

A side project that they were thinking of doing was creating a gnome-terminal plugin for a toolbar that displayed your git status, showing all branches and your status with regard to upstream.

Emmanuele was hoping for a branch-per-bug. Owen replied that Dan Williams was hoping for this, but this is hard because, for example, what happens when you git bz pull in this branch? Does it pull the current bug status?

Someone asked about pushing git bz upstream. Owen thought that this would never happen: git bz is in Python and upstream is C, Perl and lots of Shell.

And that's it for the Summit Sessions!

At this point, the rest of Summit is hacking with a Beer Summit at 8 PM. (Which I will not be giving the play-by-play of, hopefully. Okay, maybe on Twitter. Check out @gnomesummit!)

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