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CHASE 2021
Thu 20 - Fri 21 May 2021
co-located with ICSE 2021
Fri 21 May 2021 02:27 - 02:32 at CHASE Room - 2.2 Talk 3 - CHASE in OSS

Software developers have largely relied on pull requests as a mechanism of collaboration in their projects. Researchers have collected and analyzed pull request data in different ways for different reasons. In particular, we have qualitatively analyzed pull request conversation data to understand the main reasons for pull request rejection from a developer’s perspective. In this paper, we report results from ongoing research on identifying and categorizing pull request rejection factors. Two software developers, co-authors of this paper, manually analyzed 605 rejected PRs from Hexo and ESLint. We found that the most frequent reasons for PR rejection may vary depending on the project size and popularity. Still, some common rejection factors include implementing unnecessary functionality, conflicting PRs, agreement to make PR reattempts, and inactivity. Code quality issues are not among the most frequent reasons.

Fri 21 May

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02:05 - 02:55
Session opening
Research Papers

Student Experiences with GitHub and Stack Overflow: An Exploratory Study
Research Papers
Trishala Bhasin University of Victoria, Canada, Adam R Murray University of Victoria, Margaret-Anne Storey University of Victoria
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Ideology in Open Source Development
Research Papers
Yang Yue University of California, Irvine, Xiaoran Yu Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Xinyi You Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Yi Wang Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, David Redmiles University of California, Irvine
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Qualitatively Analyzing PR Rejection Reasons from Conversations in Open-Source Projects
Research Papers
Tanay Gottigundala California Polytechnic State University, Siriwan Sereesathien California Polytechnic State University, Bruno da Silva California Polytechnic State University
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Session discussion + closing
Research Papers

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Fri 21 May 2021 02:05 - 02:55 at CHASE Room - 2.2 Talk 3 - CHASE in OSS
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