[Sugar-devel] Adding committers on gitorious (was: Re: [PATCH] Remove nbsp chars from the html string before parsing)
Marco Pesenti Gritti
marco at marcopg.org
Fri Aug 6 06:51:35 EDT 2010
On Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 8:05 AM, Tomeu Vizoso <tomeu at sugarlabs.org> wrote:
>> Yeah, I think we need to look into merging core in a single repository.
> At the end it's basically the same problem we find again and again: we
> spend days-person discussing some big changes, eventually may reach an
> agreement (or not), then nobody finds time to actually do the work.
I understand your frustration but we cannot give up on the inability
to make big changes. It's a normal situation when a projects gets
mature (see the the struggle GNOME had to come up with a plan for
3.0), but it's even more critical for us because we have been forced
to stabilize a code base which was not ready to be.
I was just throwing in the idea here. I will bother you further only
once I have a realistic plan in mind (and confidence in the ability to
execute it with our limited resources) :)
> It happened with the code review process and I see very well it
> happening here because it would require coordination with packagers,
> updating lots of wiki pages, etc.
That's actually the other thing I'm planning to look into. Maybe I'm
mistake but I feel we are stuck with a review process most of the
existing contributors are unhappy with. I can work on a formal
proposal and try to reach consensus, if that's what is missing...
>> Not even so much because of the maintenance burden, but because we really need to get to the point where building Sugar on a recent distribution is just cloning one git repository and running "./configure; make install".
> I'm afraid this won't be always possible no matter what we do because
> distros such as Fedora are willing to drop stuff that doesn't conform
> to GNOME 3, while Debian behaves more conservatively.
Can you elaborate here? In very simplistic terms, what I'm thinking is
that Sugar gets ported to GNOME 3, and then it works both on Fedora
and Debian. I'm sure I'm missing something :)
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