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From Robert Burrell Donkin <robertburrelldon...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Source code dumps via JIRA?
Date Tue, 09 Feb 2010 16:19:28 GMT
On Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 5:22 AM, Justin Erenkrantz <justin@erenkrantz.com> wrote:
> For OODT, we think we want to import the prior history of the project
> into the podling via a Subversion dump file. However, in:
>
> http://incubator.apache.org/guides/mentor.html#initial-import-code-dump
>
> it says:
>
> ---
> In either case, the code to be imported should be attached to a JIRA
> and then imported. It is recommended that the previous version control
> system is tagged so that the imported version is precisely known.
>
> A public record MUST be made of the code imported. If the import is
> not attached to JIRA then it MUST be committed to version control.
> ---
>
> I can understand the rationale for having a public record, but I'm not
> seeing the reasoning for JIRA.
>
> Can someone please shed some light on this?  Is this really reflective
> of actual best practices?

that part of the document's a draft - just a starting point. most of
it is just collected practice, not necessarily best. someone needs to
pick it up and drive it through a review process so that best practice
can emerge. one way of doing the review would be to pick sections like
this an throw it open for comments and improvements before you try to
apply the guidelines.

or just patch it as you go

- robert

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