Phabricator new behavior regarding submitting patches for reviews

Ömer Sinan Ağacan omeragacan at
Fri Mar 30 15:29:52 UTC 2018

Thanks Ben. Is there anything I can do about the existing tickets stuck in
"draft" state?


2018-03-30 17:41 GMT+03:00 Ben Gamari <ben at>:
> Ömer Sinan Ağacan <omeragacan at> writes:
>> Hi,
>> One of the changes with the recent Phabricator update is that we can no longer
>> submit a patch for reviews until the build bot successfully builds it. I can't
>> even ping people in the comment section until the patch builds. It says:
>>> These changes have not finished building yet and may have build failures. This
>>> revision is currently a draft. You can leave comments, but no one will be
>>> notified until the revision is submitted for review.
>> The "submit" button now says "submit quietly".
>> This is really annoying because
>> - It takes several days for build bot to build a patch (I have a patch that has
>>   been in the queue for 3 days now and it's still counting)
>> - I can validate a patch on my laptop in an hour. (slow validate takes about 2-3
>>   hours) Previously I could get approvals, and then test locally and push. Now I
>>   can't do that unless I email people about the patch.
>> - In the previous version I could submit an incomplete patch for comments, now I
>>   can't do that because no one will be notified and there's no way to ping
>>   people to explicitly draw attention (again unless I email people).
>> So if possible (without downgrading it) could we bring back the old behavior
>> (perhaps there's a setting about this?)
> Indeed, I am also concerned that the new behavior is going to slow down
> the review process too much. Unfortunately, there is currently no
> support to revert to the old notification behavior nor does Phacility
> seem to have any plan to add support [1].
> They do, however, mention a potential workaround which I have applied to
> our installation. I believe differentials should now behave as they did
> previously.
> Cheers,
> - Ben
> [1]

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