Best of Gerrit Hackathon 2014

Gerrit Hackathon Berlin, 8th to 12th September 2014

Several Gerrit contributors met up at the elego Software Solution GmbH's office from September 8th through September 12th.

There were up to 16 contributors from WikiMedia, SAP, Google, CollabNet, elego, Sony Mobile and Spotify. They worked in diverse topics, ranging from the wiki plugin to inline editing and adding hashtags to commits.

A lot of progress was made in the implementation of a secure storage area, which allows for encrypted storage of secrets such as passwords which Gerrit needs to talk to other services such that they are not stored in plaintext on the disk.

The updates to the ITS plugin to make it use the "buck" build system, which the rest of the Gerrit ecosystem uses, was merged. The wiki subsystem which was abandoned in Gerrit core has been turned into a plugin.

Support for associating hashtags to changes, which has been under development for a long time, was finally merged.

elego would like to thank everyone who participated in the event as well as our partners CollabNet and Aservo who made the hackathon possible.