New development model check-in.

Daniel Stone daniel at
Wed Nov 18 06:41:19 PST 2009

On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 02:48:45PM +0100, Luc Verhaegen wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 12:30:53AM +1100, Daniel Stone wrote:
> > I don't think that's necessarily true in areas that aren't EXA;
> > certainly, no-one else has complained, and the patch flow from both
> > regular and one-off contributors seems to be very similar to what it was
> > before the change.
> > 
> > I can't speak for Keith, but I would've assumed that as a major
> > subsystem responsible for some inordinately large percentage of commits
> > these days, that EXA would have (at least) one tree where one could pull
> > from to obtain the latest reviewed and mergeable EXA commits.  It makes
> > everyone's lives a lot easier -- including yours, because you don't have
> > to patchbomb the list and follow up doggedly on the patchbombs.  One
> > mail ('please pull the EXA tree') would suffice.
> So if this mode of working is now imposed, does that mean that our ~ on 
> annarchy, which will supposedly hold such trees,  will be backed up now?

Right now, it's not, but someone proposed backing up at least the git
trees, which I think makes a great deal of sense.

I'd be pretty concerned if a git tree for a major component like EXA
vanished with no-one at all having any kind of copy of it though;
wouldn't you?

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