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From Dean Gaudet <dgau...@arctic.org>
Subject Re: cvs commit: apachen STATUS
Date Thu, 08 Jan 1998 21:58:55 GMT


On Thu, 8 Jan 1998, Jim Jagielski wrote:

> Dean Gaudet wrote:
> > 
> > On Thu, 8 Jan 1998, Jim Jagielski wrote:
> > 
> > > What sort of group or team actually works by letting all the members do
> > > whatever the flark they want?
> > 
> > Stuff that I've worked on using an inhouse developed RCS wrapper that
> > provides CVS-like features:
> > 
> > WATCOM.  The C and fortran compilers, the C libraries, the linker, the
> > profiling tools, and all the other assorted language tools.
> > 
> > Stuff that I've worked on using CVS in which this is the rule: 
> > 
> > arctic.  10 developers, 120k lines of code.  This MUD project is 6 years
> > old now, and has been using CVS since before remote CVS, when we had to
> > hack up tarball scripts to do things remotely. 
> > 
> > transmeta.  I can't tell you how many developers and how much code. 
> > 
> > Other related stuff: 
> > 
> > The "vger" CVS repository for experimental linux development.  6+
> > developers.  Code development and review happens and then is submitted to
> > Linus for inclusion in the mainstream kernel.
> > 
> > FreeBSD.  OpenBSD.  NetBSD. 
> > 
> > You either trust your fellow developers or you don't.  It's clear we
> > don't. 
> > 
> 
> And on _all_ of these, there was no one person "in control"? The
> power that be at WATCOM just said to the coders "Have a ball guys!
> Just have something by June 15!" Everybody just coded as they
> wanted too and everything just works out fantastically?

No, we each had our own projects.  But our work was welcome on each
other's project a lot of the time.  I used to trade off stuff I considered
"unfun" for stuff I considered "fun" on another project.  Because we all
wanted to cross-train.

Dean


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