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On Thursday, May 24, 2012 01:52:32 PM Ian Stakenvicius wrote:
> On 24/05/12 01:13 PM, Kent Fredric wrote:
> > On 25 May 2012 03:02, Ralph Sennhauser <email@example.com> wrote:
> >> On Thu, 24 May 2012 16:40:02 +0200 Michał Górny
> >> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >>> d) Talk with github folks to add our repo as 'mirror'.
> >> Can we keep the master on Gentoo hardware please.
> > Definitely. But having a mirror on github will increase
> > forkability, and will make it much faster for people to get started
> > on contribution.
> > When the user has their tree up to how they want it, they can
> > either send a pull request to another gentoo dev who also has a
> > fork on github, or send a link to the commit via some medium ( bug
> > tracker ? ) , and some dev can just add that as a remote, and
> > merge/cherry-pick the commits they want..
> ...is this something we (as the developer base) WANT non-dev's to be
> able to do?? I would expect we'd want the tree to still be treated as
> read-only-not-modifyable by the rest of the gentoo/linux community,
Of course it's read only - just like all other public repositories. You don't
want to accept improvments? I don't understand this.
> otherwise we're going to have a rather large mess on our hands
> (multiple forks of the main tree != a uniform main tree + overlays,
> the way it does now)
Forking happens when it's hard to contribute. You even want to make overlays
difficult? The only real mechanism Gentoo provides for user extensibility?
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