[Libreoffice] breathing master

Thorsten Behrens thb at documentfoundation.org
Sat May 21 16:29:37 PDT 2011

Norbert Thiebaud wrote:
> > - Response time to "you broke the master"-emails by tinderboxes are way
> >  too low -- the default assumption seems to be: somebody else broke the
> >  master. This is having further implications as per
> >  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broken_windows_theory
> >
> The onegit conversion should help a bit with that.

> Another route is the 'sub-system maintainer' route. where patch and
> commit are channeled to sub-system maintainer that regularly but in a
> controlled fashion push batch of commits to the 'official' master.
> For instance 'calc'-centric patch could transit via a tree managed by
> kohei, he would make sure that he tree is stable (via builtbot among
> other tings) and weekly - for instance - would merge his tree into the
> 'official' master.
I think I like that plan much better. The original proposal is
really heavy-weight, and relies on people being able to fix the
unreviewed branch in time, no matter how broken it is. Also, it
unnecessarily requires syncing of all work, on certain days.

> > - Prevent patches to get lost in space on the ML.
> > - Prevent patches to hang in a "needs one more review" cycle.
Both are non-issues in my mind. The former happens very, very
seldomly, the latter is not solved by Björn's proposal - since it's
about release branches.


-- Thorsten
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