[squeak-dev] Fixes for possible abandoned squeaksource.com projects

Jaromir Matas mail at jaromir.net
Sat Oct 8 09:35:40 UTC 2022

Thanks Jakob,

> the term "Merge request"


From: Jakob Reschke<mailto:jakres+squeak at gmail.com>
Sent: Saturday, October 8, 2022 10:17
To: The general-purpose Squeak developers list<mailto:squeak-dev at lists.squeakfoundation.org>
Subject: Re: [squeak-dev] Fixes for possible abandoned squeaksource.com projects

GitLab uses the term "Merge request". In my opinion that conveys better that the actual patch has already been written.

karl ramberg <karlramberg at gmail.com<mailto:karlramberg at gmail.com>> schrieb am Sa., 8. Okt. 2022, 08:11:

On Sat, Oct 8, 2022 at 1:57 AM Chris Muller <asqueaker at gmail.com<mailto:asqueaker at gmail.com>> wrote:
On Thu, Oct 6, 2022 at 2:41 AM Jakob Reschke <jakres+squeak at gmail.com<mailto:jakres%2Bsqueak at gmail.com>> wrote:
Just to relate with the outside world: GitHub, Bitbucket & Co have "forks" as a solution. Since Monticello is distributed, Squeaksource could offer the same feature.

To serve the purpose of reviving abandoned projects, such forks would have to be made easily visible on the original project's page. Because without project admin access, the original project description will obviously not change to point to the newer repository.

Depending on the implementation it could be nearly the same as the inbox proposal of Chris. Just that forks are not publicly writeable.

Monticello supports branches


However, I think branches should only be used if it truly needs to be branched (e.g., due to some overwhelming implementation change).  If it's just a fix, it shouldn't be a branch.

What we want is to preserve the integral legacy of the original author's page, simply out of respect, while also allowing an appendage to extend its life and development which, in a way, also bestows respect (compared to creating new "competing" projects).

"Inbox" isn't my favorite name for the new tab, I actually prefer "Latest", but it's already taken..

"Patches" could work. "Pull request" is probably too git centric.
Maybe "Patch request"


 - Chris

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