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From Dain Sundstrom <>
Subject Re: SVN Branches
Date Fri, 05 Nov 2004 00:09:33 GMT
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.

> 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.


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