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From Jose Barragán <>
Subject Re: Apache Flex in Github
Date Mon, 20 Aug 2012 19:08:55 GMT
Complete agree with you Peter, this way was I said... :)

Sent from my iPad

On 20/08/2012, at 20:58, Peter Ent <> wrote:

> If I mayŠ
> 1. Have Apache Git be the origin for Apache Flex (including branches that
> are official).
> 2. Use GitHub to mirror and for additional work and features. This lets
> the community do as the please to explore and modify, test, enhance, etc.
> 3. Committers perform the integration from GitHub to the develop and
> release branches on Apache Git once the changes have been validated and/or
> voted on.
> I'm just reading about Git and trying to digest all of the emails around
> this and this is my current
> take on it all, so forgive any misunderstandings and terminology misuses.
> --peter
> On 8/20/12 2:43 PM, "Alex Harui" <> wrote:
>> On 8/20/12 11:34 AM, "Om" <> wrote:
>>>> What would be the steps to integrate a proposed change if we didn't use
>>>> GitHub and we retired the GitHub mirror?
>>> I am sorry, but why would we want to retire the GitHub mirror?  Right
>>> now,
>>> it is read-only.  If we leave it like that, the community can at least
>>> fork
>>> the projects and work on it.
>> Why couldn't the community make forks/branches from the official Apache
>> Flex
>> Git repo?  It would save a step, prevent issues from mirror delays, reduce
>> bandwidth on Apache infra.  Would we have to make mirror requests of Infra
>> for every branch in GBM?  That would also be painful.
>>>> GitHub might be great for sharing, if the committers have lots of extra
>>>> steps to deal that will be a dis-incentive for reviewing patches.
>>> Agreed.  We will have to come up with a way and put pressure on infra
>>> (ha!)
>>> to use such a workflow.
>>> From my side, I am HIGHLY interested in removing the barriers for
>>> community
>>> participation.  Getting an acceptable GitHub workflow is something I
>>> will
>>> be working on soon (after I wrap up what I am doing right now)
>> I am also interested in getting the community involved, but not at the
>> sacrifice of the Apache Way.  As the mentors have warned, we need to make
>> sure folks have legally and willingly contributed changes and that only
>> the
>> committers can make those changes.  We have to make the workflow safe and
>> efficient for the committers as well.  It will likely require some
>> balancing.
>> --
>> Alex Harui
>> Flex SDK Team
>> Adobe Systems, Inc.

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