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From Michael Busch <busch...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Branches for large patches?
Date Thu, 10 Jun 2010 22:15:06 GMT
Ok, created a new branch here: 
https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/lucene/dev/branches/realtime_search

Committed revision 953476.

  Michael

On 6/10/10 10:59 AM, Michael McCandless wrote:
> +1 for option 2!
>
> Mike
>
> On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 11:17 AM, Michael Busch<buschmic@gmail.com>  wrote:
>    
>> Hi All,
>>
>> When working on large patches, such as LUCENE-2324, I find it always
>> troublesome to use patch files only to track progress.  Since branching in
>> svn works fine now (since 1.5) I'd like to create a branch for 2324.  The
>> big advantage is that everyone can track progress much more easily because
>> we get a full history on that branch.  And people who commit patches to
>> trunk can help merging, because it's sometimes very difficult if you haven't
>> followed that other change closely.
>>
>> I talked about this with Robert, Uwe and Simon in Berlin, and they all like
>> this proposal.
>>
>> So two different approaches come to my mind:
>> 1) branches/patches/LUCENE-2324/
>> 2) branches/lucene-realtime/
>>
>>
>> 1) We would have a dedicated place for branches that are used for individual
>> patches.  Every committer who thinks it makes sense for a certain patch to
>> create a branch can do in the branches/patches location.
>>
>> 2) Like with flexible indexing we create a branch for bigger features.  E.g.
>> for realtime search there are several open issues in JIRA and we could just
>> use this single branch for all of them until we're ready to merge a stable
>> realtime version to trunk.
>>
>> I like both 1) and 2) and don't have a strong preference.  What do others
>> think?
>>
>>   Michael
>>
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