[Vm-dev] a Cog branch
henrik.s.johansen at veloxit.no
Fri Jun 25 13:12:00 UTC 2010
On Jun 25, 2010, at 3:05 36PM, Igor Stasenko wrote:
> I don't know, what else arguments could convince people to switch to DCVS.
> Multiple people presented their concerns here.
> And in summary, i want to emphasize this:
> - i made the patch
> - i want make it available and easy to find and merge by others
> - i don't have to worry that it will rot on my hard disk
> So, Andreas, it is not about explosion of forks, it is about making
> our life easier
> and progressing faster.
> And for Cog , i think , this is the _right time_ to do it now.
> Because currently it doesn't have a public repository, so why not?
> Right now, a situation is unpleasant. Any patch, no matter how userful it is
> is doomed to be rot and forgotten, if its not included into 'official'
> It is also complicating a workflow for those, who want to try it out
> and give feedback.
> The patch author have to find the way how to deliver his patches to
> public. This is showstopper.
> Best regards,
> Igor Stasenko AKA sig.
When merging is easy, forks become your friend.
(A fork in GIT or Mercurial is very different from what Andreas seems to put into the concept)
Both for seeing what is being done elsewhere, and for combatting bitrot for useful pieces of code that are for some reason ignored.
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