GSoC2007 work

Juan Manuel Palacios jmpp at
Fri Jun 1 12:29:52 PDT 2007

On Jun 1, 2007, at 3:09 PM, Anant Narayanan wrote:

> James Berry wrote:
>> I'm strongly in favor of giving the GSoC students and their  
>> mentors the
>> latitude to decide which components of their projects should be  
>> commited
>> on a branch, and which to trunk. I believe that choice will depend  
>> on a
>> number of factors including the nature of the change, how risky it  
>> is,
>> how long it will take to stability, etc. In general, however, I  
>> have a
>> preference that changes should be made on trunk unless they are
>> destabilizing over a long period or are regarded as strictly  
>> experimental.
>> I believe that sfiera's recent change to sqlite3 is an excellant  
>> example
>> of something that _should_ be done on trunk: it's relatively  
>> antonymous,
>> low-risk, and generally useful.
> Please do keep in mind that the students are required to submit a URL
> and possibly even upload code that they have authored during the  
> summer
> to at the end of the term. Committing directly to  
> trunk
> poses a practical problem as it will be difficult for the students to
> distinctly show their work for audit.
> I see no harm in instructing the students to commit primarily to a
> branch and *then* cherry-picking out the commits that would be of
> immediate benefit into trunk.
> Cheers,
> -- 
> Anant

	Thanks for the hint Anant! Though I do not oppose jberry's argument,  
I believe this is yet one more reason to isolate GSoC commits in  
dedicated branches.



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