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From Greg Reddin <gred...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [MENTOR] Source code layout for committers
Date Tue, 07 Aug 2012 19:29:39 GMT
On Tue, Aug 7, 2012 at 1:22 PM, Alex Harui <aharui@adobe.com> wrote:
> While that’s fine for the vast majority of users that are just consumers of the SDK,
my question is about the committers and other folks who want to make changes to the SDK. 
Is there any Apache policy that requires committers to have “clean” source code layouts
such that no non-compatible licensed files are mixed into the source tree?  Or do folks just
have to be careful that they don’t accidentally modify or check in something they shouldn’t?

Apache can't control what committers do with the code once they check
it out to their machines. If they want to fold non-compatible code
into the tree they checked out they can -- so long as they don't
commit any of it back to the repo.

I think we need a better story for this though. It seems dangerous to
me to have a working copy of a source code tree with stuff folded into
it that you don't want to commit. How hard would it be to set up some
svn:ignore properties for the files that get folded in? Is that enough
to ensure they don't get committed (at least that would ensure they
don't get committed by mistake without some kind of warning)? That's
basically what we do with Maven projects to keep from checking in the
target directory, for example.

Greg

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