Gerrit notifications: How to tame them?
Pavol Rajzak Jan 22
We are currently required to use Gerrit for our code reviews. While in general I am okay with the "one-review-per-commit" mechanism and I actually like how the review is done.
On the other hand, the user experience provided by Gerrit web UI is just terrible. For example you cannot even sort the changes by specific columns in table, which does not have even/odd lines in different colors (yes, I need to use my pen to track the information on one line on my 24" screen).
But the main productivity killer for us is the notification system. Only push-like notifications are sent via email, and they cannot be fine tuned (well, you can switch between plain-text and HTML or "all comments" and "comments left by others"). Therefore, you get a lot of SPAM which you need to manually go through. And it is not even aggregated like in other tools (e.g. BitBucket). While you can write scripts'n'filters in your favorite e-mail client, Outlook, for instance, is not my favorite client to tweak.
Therefore, I would really like to know, are there any alternatives to get meaningful push-like notifications?