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From Anthony Xu <>
Subject RE: git branching & commits list
Date Wed, 01 Aug 2012 19:20:59 GMT

> > So part of me says, silencing merge/cherrypick commits is the way to
> go, but
> > there is a part of me that says that having to hide all of that means
> we are
> > doing something wrong; and the part of me that is concerned with what
> is
> > going on really does want to see all of that.
> I don't like the idea of squashing cherrypick mails.  Cherrypicks are
> important changes, too, especially for stable branches.
> > Is there a better way for us to handle feature development? (esp long
> > running feature development?). Am I just being a wuss for not wanting
> to
> > read all of the duplicate commit mails? What's worse is that I spent
> a good bit
> > of time reviewing commits to this branch - and I am seeing commits
> for Site-
> > to-site VPN, UI development for Autoscale, etc that appear to
> originate and
> > only live in that branch. That brings up a whole different set of
> questions
> > (why are these seemingly disparate features being done in one big
> feature
> > branch? instead of distinct feature branches, etc) Should we be
> expecting
> > feature owners to submit status reports every so often to update the
> list as
> > to how things are proceeding?
> CloudStack is a big project that spans many technologies.  I wouldn't
> expect any single person to review every commit, or to understand every
> commit even if they did review them given the wide range of
> technologies involved.   As the architecture work Alex and others
> proposed continues we'll see improving boundaries in the code and it
> will be easier for people to follow their particular areas of concern
> and interest.  In my mind that is the right way to separate interests.
> Ideally commit messages would allow filter/search by area of interest.
> I don't understand why multiple features would go into the same feature
> branch.  I could potentially see a desire for a feature branch off a
> feature branch where there is a dependency.  Perhaps someone can
> explain why this mixing was done with VPC and Autoscale.

VPC and Autoscale have separate branch,
Site-to-Site VPN is only supported in VPC, it is in VPC branch,
As for UI, different features may require UI effort, you may see UI patches in these two branches.


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