CVS branches RFC

Robert Collins robert.collins@itdomain.com.au
Thu Oct 4 15:13:00 GMT 2001


----- Original Message -----
From: "Christopher Faylor" <cgf@redhat.com>


> On Thu, Oct 04, 2001 at 09:43:51PM +1000, Robert Collins wrote:
> >----- Original Message -----
> >Mind you, cygwin HEAD and squid HEAD are run somwhat differently.
The
> >squid HEAD aims to _never_ get broken, whereas cygwin seems to be
> >allowed to be broken - temporarily.
>
> I am, again, lost.  I doubt that anyone purposely checks in known
broken
> code.  If someone is doing this then they should stop doing it.

I didn't mean to imply that you check in broken code! I realise it read
that way - sorry.

> Can I suggest that you just move back to discussing how wonderful the
> scripts are and leave my name out of the discussion?  You are both
> somewhat confused if you think my work should have been done on a
> branch.

I do not think your work *should* have been done on a branch. I was
pointing out to Earnie that the concept of branches for development is
not a panacea - much development work involves tweaks of existing code,
and a branch is pure overkill.

Also, Cygwin is your baby, I have no intention of suggesting you alter
the way the cygwin dev community work on it - the branch scripts where
for my convenience after all - and I really do appreciate your allowing
me to work on a CVS branch.

Rob



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