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From David Blevins <>
Subject Re: SVN Branches
Date Fri, 05 Nov 2004 00:58:41 GMT
Motivations, diffusing, back channels....  Can we turn this back into a 
technical discussion?  Somewhere in the ballpark of a simple +/-1 


On Nov 4, 2004, at 4:31 PM, Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:

> On Nov 4, 2004, at 4:09 PM, Dain Sundstrom wrote:
>> On Nov 4, 2004, at 3:51 PM, Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:
>>> On Nov 4, 2004, at 3:45 PM, Dain Sundstrom wrote:
>>>> It is covered in the subversion book
>>>> Can understand why you would want to branch for security, but I 
>>>> think you should keep working on your deployment stuff in the main 
>>>> trunk.
>>> If it's easy to fold back in, why not do in a branch?  There's 
>>> clearly a difference of opinion here, one in which both sides feel 
>>> pretty strongly.  Out of respect and courtesy, why not do in a 
>>> branch if the downside costs of having to bring it back to trunk are 
>>> so low?
>> If there are differences they should be aired on this list.  I see 
>> this as a back channel to not have Aaron implement a feature everyone 
>> liked except Jeremy.
> They are being aired on the list.  Doing the code in a branch (which 
> seems to have no real extra cost) is also as transparent as can be.  
> With no added work, with everything in public, how is this a "back 
> channel", and how would this prevent, discourage or otherwise 
> influence Aaron to not implement anything he wishes?
>>> It's rather traditional in some other projects I've been in to 
>>> demonstrate contrary ideas in a way that guarantees good exposure to 
>>> the community, with little disruption.
>> For a stable project that is not under active development, I 
>> understand, but everything in geronimo is changing quickly.  Should I 
>> have implemented disabled gbeans in another branch?  Should Alan 
>> implement CORBA in a branch?  Since this is the first time for 
>> someone to branch, I suspicious of the motivations.
> You might then suggest what my motivations would be for trying to 
> diffuse this in a way that everything can be done in the open.
> geir
>> -dain
> -- 
> Geir Magnusson Jr                                  +1-203-665-6437

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