[Systems] Moving pootle to github
dwnarvaez at gmail.com
Sun Jun 9 06:13:15 EDT 2013
Something I would like to stress, aside from philosophical considerations,
is that the new process is working. There is not a single patch stuck in
the queue (couple of old ones from Walter but they are just blocked on
another set he submitted, which is going to land soon).
On 9 June 2013 11:51, Daniel Narvaez <dwnarvaez at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9 June 2013 01:38, Bernie Innocenti <bernie at sugarlabs.org> wrote:
>> On 06/07/2013 09:10 AM, Daniel Narvaez wrote:
>> > No, just glucose. You can see the exact list of modules on
>> > https://github.com/sugarlabs/
>> By the way, what is "sugarlabs", a shared account?
> It's an organization
>> Wouldn't this subvert GitHub's philosophy that all forks are created
>> equal, by creating one that looks more official than the others?
> In my experience the large majority of github repository has an official
> repo, very visibly linked from the project official website. For example
> People fork the official repo and send patches through pull requests.
> Which is exactly what we are doing.
>> If it seems that this approach wouldn't be feasible for a project with
>> many collaborators, check out http://git.kernel.org . Most of the repos
>> under kernel/git/ are clones of the kernel tree with various patches
>> applied. The most "official" tree that I can think of is
>> kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git, the one maintained by Linus. There are of
>> course many other public forks of the Linux kernel hosted on other sites.
> I can't think of a single github repository that follows the kernel
> development model. I'm sure there but I'm also pretty sure it's not the
> normal development model for github repositories.
>> I'm making the assumption that switching to GitHub was motivated in part
>> by the desire to adopt the bazaar development style. If it's not the
>> case, then GitHub may not be a very good fit for a central repository
>> shared by multiple committers.
> If with bazaar development model you mean kernel like, I don't think that
> was one of the reasons. But as I said I don't think github pushes that
> model either. It's pretty similar to gitorious really, just a better
> implementation of it :)
> In general I don't think kernel development practices are a good model for
> our community, as proved by the attempt to push their patch review
> practices and badly failing. We are a very different kind of communities.
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