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From James Peach <jamespe...@me.com>
Subject Re: --enable-experimental-plugins
Date Tue, 05 Feb 2013 16:00:11 GMT
On Feb 5, 2013, at 5:41 AM, Leif Hedstrom <zwoop@apache.org> wrote:

> On Feb 4, 2013, at 11:09 PM, Igor Galić <i.galic@brainsware.org> wrote:
> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> a) Move these plugins to another directory, and another configure option.
>> 
>> This sounds like creating hierachies of buerocracies.
>> 
>>> b) Move the plugins that have been used to some extent, and has at least one
>>> active developer, out to the main build area.
>>> 
>>> c) Do nothing ;).
>>> 
>>> d) enable experimental on all builds, and exclude all plugins that don't
>>> build (but then, how will someone test / fix / build those plugins?).
>>> 
>>> 
>>> b) would be my preference.
>> 
>> Mine too ;)
>> 
>> I think the move towards --enable-experimental-plugins on the buildbots might 
>> give you exactly that: People owning up to (their?) code, fixing broken builds 
>> or at the very least filing tickets.
> 
> Except the buildbots would be broken indefinitely unless you do option d). You simply
won't get several if these plugins to compile and run without very significant amount of work.
Or lots of ifdef's :)

I think that most of the plugins that need that kind of work are not even built when the option
is enabled ...



> 
> Cheers
> 
> -- Leif 
> 
> 
>>> -- Leif

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