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From: Kent Fredric <kentfredric@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Git braindump: 2 of N: developer interaction (merge co-ordinators)
Date: Mon, 04 Jun 2012 03:50:28
Message-Id: CAATnKFBn2sZTjTuLLEJ69+TctvL4OPCbnx8DVi+3PAEfGZLtHQ@mail.gmail.com
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Git braindump: 2 of N: developer interaction (merge co-ordinators) by "Robin H. Johnson"
On 3 June 2012 09:46, Robin H. Johnson <robbat2@g.o> wrote:
 If there are enough "Alice" developers, is it a possibility that Bob
> will never have a chance to get his commit in? > > All this requires, is that in the time it takes Bob to do 'git pull', > Alice manages to do 'git push' again. > > Alice can thus deprive Bob of a fair chance to get his commit in. > Bob becomes an unhappy developer and gives up.
There's an easier solution here: Bob pushes to a branch or to a public repo ( ie: github ) , and then contacts Alice ( or somebody else ) who pulls their changes into the tree on their behalf. Its not "ideal" but better than nothing. And certainly better than being stuck on SVN where this case is virtually guaranteed and with no viable workarounds when it is encountered. -- Kent perl -e  "print substr( \"edrgmaM  SPA NOcomil.ic\\@tfrken\", \$_ * 3, 3 ) for ( 9,8,0,7,1,6,5,4,3,2 );" http://kent-fredric.fox.geek.nz

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Re: [gentoo-dev] Git braindump: 2 of N: developer interaction (merge co-ordinators) Brian Harring <ferringb@×××××.com>