GSoC Project commits (Was "Re: [26439] users")

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Sat Jun 23 16:37:37 PDT 2007

On Jun 23, 2007, at 18:16, Paul Guyot wrote:

> On Jun 24, 2007, at 6:12 AM, Juan Manuel Palacios wrote:
>> 	About this commit though.... it was discussed on the this list  
>> some time ago whether GSoC work should be committed to trunk or to  
>> a branch, and the consensus was that, this being SCM and therefore  
>> moving back and forth being an easy operation, GSoC students  
>> should commit to either based on their own judgement. Seems to me  
>> like you clearly don't feel comfortable enough to commit this work  
>> to trunk, so why not put it in an appropriate branch? Seems to me  
>> like a more standard and expected place to find experimental code  
>> like this.
> What's the difference with subversion between a branch and a  
> directory such as users/sfiera/registry2.0/?

If it were a complete branch of base, anyone could just check it out,  
compile it, and play with it. When registry2.0 is just a directory by  
itself like that, though, it requires more work: at least checking  
out base, then checking out (or exporting) registry2.0 into the  
correct place inside it. Maybe more changes; I don't know, since I  
don't really know how base works. If it were all codified into a  
branch, I wouldn't need to know. I'd just check it out and use it.

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