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Richard Freeman <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> Having branches to do development and facilitate access and testing
> seems fine, however we should always have the goal of getting these
> tested revisions merged back into the main tree. We really don't
> want divergent development to be the norm.
Right, the extensive use of overlays shows a clear problem here.
Users could work on a branch of the normal tree to bring in their
changes, which gets merged by a normal developer at some point. The
offical dev-lisp category is in bad shape (== not usable at all), while
the overlay is in great condition because of some dedicated users.
Christian Faulhammer, Gentoo Lisp project
<URL:http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/lisp/>, #gentoo-lisp on FreeNode