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From Erik Hatcher <>
Subject Re: non-committers & branches in SVN
Date Fri, 03 Nov 2006 03:00:15 GMT
You'd still have to be voted in as a committer, but privileges could  
certainly be partitioned easily to just branches if we wanted to make  
it so narrowly constrained.  And you'd be subject to the Apache CLA  
paperwork too.

I think you've (*grin*) the level of contribution that calling for a  
vote for your committership is in order anyway.


On Nov 2, 2006, at 11:30 AM, Michael McCandless wrote:

> Hi,
> Is it possible to allow non-committers (= me!) to commit only to
> branches in Subversion?  Is such a thing even feasible, or ever done
> in other projects?
> I'm just asking because for something like the lockless commits patch
> it would be very helpful as I iterate with people (thanks Yonik!) who
> have reviewed it to be able to just commit my changes to a dedicated
> "private" branch and this way they can then just "svn up" or
> use "svn diff" to see only the diffs between my first patch &
> the fixes, etc.
> It would also have been helpful in the original development to have
> source control fallback as I was building out the first patch.  It
> always makes me nervous accumulating long-living mods outside of
> source control in the first place.  Better to commit often.
> It's obviously feasible to just keep re-submitting entire patches with
> each iteration but it sure would be nice to be able to use svn  
> instead!
> Mike

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