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

Jason Chu jason at archlinux.org
Mon Oct 29 12:15:18 EDT 2007

On Mon, Oct 29, 2007 at 10:38:52AM -0500, Aaron Griffin wrote:
> 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
> master.

Ah, so this would get rid of the testing repo entirely.  Instead we'd have
"topic" package repos that would have specific changes contained within
them.  If that's the case, I like it.

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