Get this party started...

Avi Bryant avi.bryant at
Sun Mar 6 00:03:04 UTC 2005

On Sat, 05 Mar 2005 19:13:30 +0100, Cees de Groot <cg at> wrote:
> On Sat, 5 Mar 2005 14:29:30 +0100, Avi Bryant <avi.bryant at> wrote:
> > 1. To separate the code currently in the image into discrete sections
> > with minimal and well understood dependencies on each other.
> >
> Just a quick note before double work gets done: the Morphic Splitters Team
> is already working on the Morphic bits here - we have currently 3 packages
> (core morphic, full morphic, etoys) and we're working on making them
> cleanly separated, unloadable, etcetera.

Phew! Certainly glad not to have *that* task on our shoulders... ;)  

It raises an interesting question, though: how do we partition the
partitioning?  Do we make a list of packages, and people sign up to
break a particular one out?  Not necessarily to completion - they can
check it back in when they're done so someone else can continue.  It
seems like optimistic locking has way too much potential for duplicate
work here.

Would that be a useful tool to build?  List of packages, you log in
and pick one to work on, then post a changeset to release the lock
when you're done.  First thing you do when working on something is
load all the changesets this tool has accumulated so far.


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