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From Ken Wallis <>
Subject FW: best development methodology for Apache git?
Date Mon, 03 Feb 2014 16:33:48 GMT
Not sure if anyone else here still deals with the incubator mailing list
spamŠ ;)

Looks like more projects are looking for GitHub-like flows. Sounds like
Jake is part of the infra team, and looking for feedback?

Ken Wallis
Senior Product Manager - WebWorks

-----Original Message-----
From: Jake Farrell <>
Reply-To: "" <>,
"" <>
Date: Monday, February 3, 2014 at 6:39 AM
To: "" <>
Subject: Re: best development methodology for Apache git?

>Hey Sergio
>The Apache mirrors on Github are by request and run off from
>Anyone wanting to have a svn or git project mirrored needs to submit an
>infra ticket and it can get setup.
>As for the Github workflows that are starting to be used, I am not a
>proponent of them. These workflows are not ideal as they repositories are
>not under any Asf control and infra can not help if there are any issues,
>its up to the project to take care of its own. Also with the JClouds and
>now Usergrid projects using this flow adds a lot of overhead for
>initial contributions as they have in the workflow the requirement to
>ensure an ICLA are on file for the contributor. Most committers do not
>access to see the status of this. Also since these projects are not
>directly against the primary repository it is up to them to ensure that
>committers are the only ones submitting code to the primary repository and
>then syncing that code at some point over to the ASF repositories in order
>to make a release.
>If we are not providing the right tooling for projects and they are
>outside means then I would love to work and help make the correct tools
>available to make workflows easier and ensure security and policies are
>being met.
>On Mon, Feb 3, 2014 at 5:10 AM, Sergio Fernández <
>> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On 03/02/14 10:42, Bertrand Delacretaz wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 6:47 PM, James Taylor <>
>>> wrote:
>>>> The Phoenix project has recently come into incubation from it's former
>>>> life
>>>> as a Github project. I believe other projects have made this same
>>>> transition, so I'm looking to get some advice from them...
>>> CouchDB has documented their Git workflow at
>> In Marmotta we adopted a Gitflow as workflow, you can find the
>> documentation at the web site:
>> But we'd be really interested on extend that to github-like pull
>> in order to make easier to get contributions from new people. I think
>> that's what James is asking, and what jclouds has implemented somehow.
>> I miss some more details to actually know how they do it, specially
>> into account that many repos at github are not properly synced.
>> Cheers,
>> --
>> Sergio Fernández
>> Senior Researcher
>> Knowledge and Media Technologies
>> Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
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