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From David Nalley <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Move to github PR only during moratorium on commit
Date Tue, 04 Nov 2014 21:03:57 GMT
On Sun, Nov 2, 2014 at 11:40 PM, Rajani Karuturi <> wrote:
> that means, we postponed the git problems to 4.6. :(
> It feels like as a community we are running away from making any changes to
> the way we interact with git. We seem to discuss it a lot but, never act on
> it.

I don't think we are running away from them. I certainly hope not.
There are competing demands (like everything)
1. We want to ship 4.5
2. We want to have new features being developed
3. We want to fix quality issues
4. We want to fix process issues

Each of those is at odds with each other. They are also hard problems,
and frankly most of them are as much a cultural problem as a technical

> What I don't understand is, are we saying the way we use git is right? or
> are we just shying away from any change?

We are saying that #2 forced us to fork 4.5 into a different branch.
Master and 4.5 are now diverging, and we want to #1 to happen. 1 & 2
are incompatible on the same branch, but their competition is keeping
3 and 4 at bay.

That doesn't mean we shouldn't change, but you can only pull in so
many directions without things coming apart.


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