[arch-projects] AUR 2 git repository

Georg Grabler ggrabler at gmail.com
Tue Sep 18 15:09:56 EDT 2007

The one has nothing to do with others, in my eyes. Having a pull based /
patch based repo, user based branches and development structure, and having
a repository are two pair of shoes.

Btw: archlinux.org finally got a page ;).


On 9/18/07, Paul Mattal <paul at mattal.com> wrote:
> eliott wrote:
> >> @AUR2 Devs: I decided i'll try to provide you a git repo asap, means
> that it
> >> this task went some entries up in my tasklist ;).
> >
> > Well. Thinking about it..
> > git, as well as other distributed scm systems, are largely pull based.
> > Sure they can be centralized (a subset of distributed), but I don't
> > think we need to rush out and create a central repo.
> >
> > The arch devs can certainly create a 'master' repo that people can
> > pull from. Then each of the devs that want to contribute can either
> > put their own repo online that we can pull from, or they can submit
> > mail patchgobs for inclusion.
> >
> > This is how the pacman source submission process works, as well as the
> > linux kernel.
> >
> > So if you want to setup a central repo for people to work from, that
> > is great. However, I think for upstream submission, we will probably
> > just use pull or patchgob instead of direct push from everyone.
> Elliott,
> Thanks MUCHLY for posting this, which is EXACTLY what I was going to
>   say, but hadn't the time to get it out.
> As the one currently rolling releases for the existing AUR, my
> current plan is to make and maintain a GIT repo on my own server and
> do releases from a release branch in that repo.
> I will then coordinate with other trusted developers like Joerie and
> the original team and start pulling/cherrypicking their changes as
> appropriate. I'll probably pull from their own git branches directly
> to a development branch and cherrypick specific changes for the
> stable branch as necessary.
> As necessity dictates, I will consider giving Simo/Jason/other
> people who wish to be allowed to actually do releases the ability to
> push directly to my git repo, though they can also just make
> releases from their own git repos as long as we all pull each others
> changes.
> I'd be happy to hear comments on this model. It sounds like the way
> git was intended to be used, and much like the way Linus uses it for
> the kernel.
> - P
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