[arch-dev-public] Killing CVS [was: Status Report 2007-10-15]

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Mon Oct 29 11:38:52 EDT 2007

On 10/29/07, Jason Chu <jason at archlinux.org> wrote:
> And it helps to treat package repositories as branches... though... how do
> you know what PKGBUILD to use for a repository other than core/extra?
> There's a test_kernel24, test_kernel, and test_udev.  Each of them have
> different versions of kernel24, kernel, and udev.
> In the svn suggestion, we're explicit about which version is in testing,
> how would we figure it out in git?

The intent is to actually have two different versions. If
'test_kernel' and 'test_udev' spawned off their own mini-repos, each
would have a kernel24. They would need to be merged to the master
branch later.

When Dan and I talked about this, the whole purpose was experimental
features and/or rebuilds. Here's a use-case:

Paul makes his AUFS changes to the kernel on a test_aufs branch (which
may include the aufs and aufs-utils packages too). This allows the
normal kernel to continue on as planned. People test it, everyone
likes it, changes get rebased a few times, and eventually merged to

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