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From Vadim Gritsenko <vadim.gritse...@verizon.net>
Subject Re: [proposal] Removing the scratchpad
Date Fri, 21 Feb 2003 15:19:30 GMT
Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:

> The scratchpad was born as a place where things can be worked-on on 
> alpha status, but it because a place where things are dumped and 
> forgotten.
>
> A scratchpad is against the continuous integration concept. In short, 
> it's an individualistic short-cut but doesn't help the community, nor 
> the project.
>
> I propose to dump it and to move the code into 'alpha blocks'.


+1

PS Any comment on 
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=xml-cocoon-dev&m=104577542213710&w=2 ?


Vadim


> Each block is currently described into the 'project-info.xml' 
> descriptor and has an attribute that marks it 'alpha' and the build 
> system shows that.
>
> Of course, that also means that those blocks are marked as such in the 
> properties files and removed from the official distribution. if you 
> want the experimental code, you have to turn it on one by one by 
> yourself (like in compiling the linux kernel, so to speak)
>
> This will solve several issues we currently have in the build system 
> and things will be much more organic at the end.
>
> Thoughts?




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