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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [classlib] Preprocessor (was Re: [classlib][rmi] Code smell - Thread.sleep() in ActivationGroup method)
Date Tue, 31 Oct 2006 14:47:57 GMT
Mikhail Fursov wrote:
> On 10/31/06, Geir Magnusson Jr. <geir@pobox.com> wrote:
>> I guess that if we could get 5.0 complete, we'd could *then* branch for
>> 6, but I don't think we'd want to serialize like that.
> 
> I understand the dilemma. If we agree to have 1 stable, 1 'future'
> and N suspended (old) branches as a rule we finally will tune our
> process and will have almost no overhead to propagate changes from
> one branch to another. The hell is when you do not have any stable
> schema and create long living branches without reasons.
> 
> The success of preprocessor's idea is also heavily depends how will
> we use it. For example, what about "old versions"? Should we someday
> move the code into separate branch or collect N-years old versions in
> the same source?

IMO you need both VCM branches (for code maintenance streams) and
preprocessor (for code 'shape' streams).

Regards,
Tim

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Tim Ellison (t.p.ellison@gmail.com)


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