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From Santiago Gala <santiago.g...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [dSCM] Use case: new committer
Date Thu, 01 May 2008 18:38:57 GMT
El jue, 01-05-2008 a las 19:30 +0200, Sander Striker escribió:
> On Thu, May 1, 2008 at 6:09 PM, Santiago Gala <santiago.gala@gmail.com> wrote:
> > I just wanted to launch a use case for a distributed SCM integration,
> >  including a concrete example. Just today, a new committer in shindig,
> >  committed a big chunk of code. This was because there were problems with
> >  his password and all together, he had almost one month delay from being
> >  accepted as a committer and being able to effectively commit.
> >
> >  Instead of: one big commit of
> >  120 files changed, 7404 insertions(+), 3790 deletions
> >  he could have committed the 20 tematic commiits that probably this work
> >  consisted of. Ha would have kept them (merging or even attaching to
> >  issue tracker items) all the work in nice logically related units until
> >  he had the ability to push this work forward to the common repository.
> There is nothing preventing you from not accepting a powerplant and
> insisting on smaller changes.  Yes, it's more effort to commit several
> patches and to keep them apart, but this is what I've had to do in the
> past as well to keep stuff I wanted to get in sane and reviewable.  Could
> a dSCM have been helpful in that.  Maybe.  Could I do it without?
> Clearly so.

Yes, tools are useful, this is all I meant here. I answer this point to
Henning's email.

> Also, there is nothing preventing you from using svk or git-svn or
> whatever other tool that respects the main svn repository as primary.
> I really don't see why we need to invest in trying out another decoupled
> repository using some other version control system, for which we need
> to maintain separate authorization...  To me, the use case above is
> certainly not one to draw me over the line.  But YMMV.

Just realize that there is no line, and draw over yourself :)

I mean, whatever floats each one's boats, as you said.


> Cheers,
> Sander
Santiago Gala

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