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From "Olga Natkovich" <ol...@yahoo-inc.com>
Subject RE: guideline on branching
Date Tue, 27 Nov 2007 16:32:13 GMT
Because for major changes it can break existing functionality and you
don't want to keep things in your local copy till everything works
because you don't get any backup for it.


-----Original Message-----
From: Nigel Daley [mailto:ndaley@yahoo-inc.com] 
Sent: Monday, November 26, 2007 9:10 PM
To: pig-dev@incubator.apache.org
Subject: Re: guideline on branching

Why not just create patches occasionally from your local workspace and
attach them to the Jira issue for others to review?

On Nov 26, 2007, at 5:11 PM, Olga Natkovich wrote:

> I think creating branches is a better option for reasons listed by 
> Antonio. If nobody objects to this, we could add this info to our 
> development process.
> Olga
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Antonio Magnaghi [mailto:antmagna@yahoo-inc.com]
> Sent: Monday, November 26, 2007 4:46 PM
> To: pig-dev@incubator.apache.org
> Subject: guideline on branching
> I have a general question about how to handle a common situation.
> I would like to start some work to implement features as described in 
> spec docs on the wiki, namely the abstraction layer portion. This 
> will, most likely, require multiple check-ins.
> On one side, I could take a snap shot of the code base and work  
> locally
> on my dev machine. I don't think this is ideal for several reasons:  
> this
> would prevent others interested in the work to give feedback as I
> progress, additionally I would need to back up my code periodically...
> One other possibility is to just make a branch, work on the branch and
> then, when the changes have been approved, merge the branch with the
> head. However, branching requires some coordination: to decide what
> feature(s) really deserve a branch, avoid excessive branch
> proliferation, coordination to merge the branch...
> In general, do we have some guideline to follow in this regard?
> Thanks,
> -a.

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