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From Stefano Mazzocchi <stef...@apache.org>
Subject Re: patch politics
Date Mon, 17 Dec 2001 09:44:48 GMT
Carsten Ziegeler wrote:
> 
> David Crossley  wrote:
> >
> > Vadim Gritsenko wrote:
> > > Giacomo Pati wrote:
> > >> Vadim Gritsenko wrote:
> > >>> Giacomo Pati wrote:
> > >>>> Well, I'll clean up the HEAD branch slowly but I don't have
> > >>>> the time to do it in the 2.0 branch as well. I'd suggest to move
> > >>>> the head to release quality and only patch the 2.0 branch
> > >>>> for bugs. This way we can get rid of the 2.0 branch sooner
> > >>>> than later (which was always the proposed way to go IIRC).
> > >>>
> > >>> There is one problem with going with HEAD only: HEAD contains some
> > >>> experimental/unverified/new code, and people always will come with
> > >>> something new (so this situation won't change with time), and in
> > >>> contrast with that, branch gets only stable/voted code.
> > >>
> > >> Sorry, but there is a scratchpad area where such code can live. It has
> > >> to be moved there if that code is not stable enough.
> > >
> > > Cool. Then we need to cleanup HEAD a little bit and rollout 2.0.1
> > > release out of it.
> > > Vadim
> >
> > Whoa, hold on. I thought that the whole of HEAD was an
> > experimentation area. I remember the Cocoon documentation
> > saying that, though i cannot find it now.
> >
> Hm, I hope that not the whole HEAD is experimental. It *should* be very
> similar to the 2.0 branch, except for some experimental components.

Oh, yes. But I think that's what it is, isn't it?

> We created the 2.0 branch some month ago exactly for this experimental
> stuff which is now much better located in the scratchpad directory.
> So we really should move all experimental code of 2.1 into scratchpad,
> sync 2.1 with 2.0 and then only use the HEAD. If we than make a 2.0.1
> very fast we can forget about the 2.0 branch.

I like that: +1

-- 
Stefano Mazzocchi      One must still have chaos in oneself to be
                          able to give birth to a dancing star.
<stefano@apache.org>                             Friedrich Nietzsche
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