[squeak-dev] Re: Harvesters
goran at krampe.se
Thu Dec 11 22:39:15 UTC 2008
Ken Causey wrote:
> I think Janko is misunderstanding. I believe when Goran mentioned 'paid
> people' he is referring primarily to Squeak Central in the early days
> who of course were actively funded by Apple and then Disney. More
Right, that was what I was referring to. More or less Dan and Ted IIRC.
> recently of course others have been able to contribute using time kindly
> provided by their employers (Pinesoft comes to mind as an example) and
Mmmm, but not typically for harvesting, right?
Anyway, my whole point is that it is best if we can find a process where
the "harvesting part" is minimized. Several of us have wondered if it
would be better to just have "commit rights" and then fix any problems
that arise from that - which would imply better tools to "back stuff
out" - which in turn points towards the idea of multiple streams etc.
(DeltaStreams and in some ways the mechanisms provided by Installer/Sake
For example - using Installer you can today point to a fix on Mantis and
install that changeset as a oneliner. So people can more or less "pick"
the fixes they think are fine. And if we add some kind of feedback
system into this then fixes could become "included" if enough people use
Just thoughts. But the idea of having active "smart" harvesters
reviewing and integrating fixes from the rest of the community on a
regular basis is IMHO a tried and failed one.
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