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From Pranav Saxena <>
Subject RE: Private development branch
Date Wed, 02 Jan 2013 15:25:48 GMT
Wido , you are right . 

What Sateesh seems to be referring to is to have a safe and secure location for a non-committer
where he could push his changes while working on an "individual" feature. And since a non-committer
cannot push a feature branch to asf , Sateesh seems to be interested in maintaining a public
"github" repo which is open source .But the demerit is , as you very rightly pointed that
it won't be visible to the community  , unless few users in the community are sincerely interested
in forking that specific github repo for contributing to the feature development  , where
Sateesh can grant permissions . For a non-committer it might seem easy to maintain his code
commits like that . But then , when one has to merge it with asf/master , the user has to
continuously rebase it with asf/master else it t will definitely lead to conflicts. 

Secondly , merging a public git hub repo without incessant community vigilance would lead
to issues and arguments later on since a similar case was encountered while development of
Autoscale feature in the recent past .

Otherwise , the trivial way of developing your feature on a private repo and then sending
small patches for review has been working out well in the past. 

Any  elegant ideas for a non-committer to contribute and maintain his code base ?

I know Brian , one of the UI-devs has been maintaining git hub repos for his widgets framework


-----Original Message-----
From: Wido den Hollander [] 
Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2013 8:40 PM
Subject: Re: Private development branch

On 01/02/2013 02:32 PM, Likitha Shetty wrote:
> Even if a new branch is created won't a contributor's work flow for feature development
remain the same? Because from what I understand git by itself does not allow branch-level
access control.

Does that reflect back on the original question? I think Sateesh meant that a "secure" location
had to be non-local in case of data loss? Or did I misunderstood?

Anyway, GIT doesn't support branch level access control, but does that matter for an Open
Source project?


> Thank you,
> Likitha
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Wido den Hollander []
> Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2013 5:59 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: Private development branch
> On 01/02/2013 10:26 AM, Sateesh Chodapuneedi wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I think the current work flow for development (non-committer) fits well for small
patch development.
>> But in case of feature development or bigger patches which might need longer period
of development, developer need some place to push the code changes. It's needed to push code
changes to secure location rather than depend on commits to local repository (in their development
>> Would forking ASFCS on any public git host ( sound good? Is that a legitimate
> Why not create a new branch on the ASF repo? This way other committers can easily see
that a new feature is being worked on.
> That said, you need to have committer rights to do so.
> If you place the code on Github it will not be seen by other community members and it
could also mislead other users who find the code on Github.
> Wido
>> Regards,
>> Sateesh

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