Proposal: 1.8 release and development process changes
jg at freedesktop.org
Sun Sep 27 22:08:12 PDT 2009
Keith Packard wrote:
> Excerpts from Dave Airlie's message of Sun Sep 27 15:37:14 -0700 2009:
>> make a 1.6-nominate branch, let everyone cherrypick onto it, the 1.6
>> maintainers reviews this branch, picks what they want off it and
>> *reverts* with explanations the ones they don't.
> Yeah, that seems pretty nifty. One issue is that non-committers can't
> nominate patches as easily. I don't have a good suggestion here other
> than adding those to either the wiki or bugzilla. I found the wiki
> easier to deal with than bugzilla, although I should have made a spot
> to put comments about patches which were not included.
There are two other recent web tools worth looking at to handle merges
and avoids the "second class citizen" effect:
o github is one (but is a commercial tool free to free software).
o gitorious, which is free software. (gitorious.org)
The sugarlabs project set up an instance of gitorious of their own;
installation is supposed to be somewhat painful (but possible). I've no
first hand experience with either, though I gather they are very
helpful. Others on the list may have first hand experience.
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