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From Michael McCandless <luc...@mikemccandless.com>
Subject Re: Branches for large patches?
Date Thu, 10 Jun 2010 17:59:07 GMT
+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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