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From: Stephen Bennett <spb@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Gentoo: State of the Union
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2006 19:34:26
Message-Id: 20060428203540.4d1ff109@localhost
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Gentoo: State of the Union by Chris White
1 On Fri, 28 Apr 2006 12:03:29 -0700
2 Chris White <chriswhite@g.o> wrote:
3
4 > Ok, but most "active contributors" are people that submit ebuilds to
5 > devs and know nothing about the structure/policy/whatever about
6 > ebuilds. If you're not a dev, you're probably not going to worry
7 > about revision bumps. If you're a dev without alternate arches,
8 > you're probably not going to know about how other arches can get
9 > screwed by improper pic handling.
10 >
11 > To conclude, active contributors are generally in a focused
12 > environment. The quiz is there to help show them the global way of
13 > handling things.
14
15 That problem can be solved by giving new developers access to a
16 'sandbox' branch of the tree, and have a more experienced dev merge
17 their changes into the live tree having checked them for sanity. Once
18 they've proved themselves there, they can be given access to the main
19 tree if appropriate.
20
21 Of course, this relies upon using a VCS for the tree that handles
22 branches and merging sanely, which should be doable with Subversion if
23 the issues it had last time this was tested have been or can be
24 resolved.
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