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From John Sisson <>
Subject Re: m2migration branch - thoughts?
Date Wed, 05 Jul 2006 01:46:54 GMT
Matt Hogstrom wrote:
> I think the Maven 2 work is a significant project.  It appears to me 
> that RTC has worked really well in increasing e-mail traffic on the 
> list exponentially but I too would agree that it has not been totally 
> productive.  Here is my assessment:
> 1. Everyone agrees that this work needs to be done.
> 2. The overall approach is generally accepted.
> 3. I believe that Jason and others that have been working on the 
> conversion (not to mention the voluminous amount of work on the part 
> of Prasad and Anita as well as Jencks) and understand what needs to be 
> done.
> 4. Maven 1 still works in trunk and Maven 2 is broken.
> I suggest that we agree that the team doing the conversion be allowed 
> to make the changes directly in trunk.  They are not disrupting 
> anything they are currently fixing a move to an already agreed to 
> build change.  Rather than have RTC be the model I move that we allow 
> them to continue to communicate through e-mail to keep everyone up to 
> date on the status of the migration.
> My goal is not to bypass RTC but merely to acknowledge that in the 
> case of this migration it is not the best tool to accomplish the task.
> John and Jacek since you are the active committers on the PMC perhaps 
> you can discuss this and provide some relief in the process.
Will follow up with the PMC.

> Cheers.
> Jacek Laskowski wrote:
>> Hi,
>> After having read so many emails with frustration and disgust, I think
>> we could get rid of these shortcomings and do the migration in a
>> branch - m2migration or alike. The idea of the branch would be to
>> loosen up the RTC rules that are bound to the trunk and let people
>> experimenting - do the migration without having to follow RTC,
>> preparing patches that don't work for everyone, but often very
>> temporarily until they're again fixed and improved.
>> Thoughts?
>> Jacek

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