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From Giacomo Pati <>
Subject Re: [proposal] Removing the scratchpad
Date Mon, 03 Mar 2003 22:09:07 GMT
On Fri, 21 Feb 2003, 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'.
> 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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