Project proposal: fbtoolkit
aph at redhat.com
Thu May 24 12:42:33 UTC 2007
Jeff Dinkins writes:
> >> Personally I think that the OpenJDK Community should be open to
> >> all kinds
> >> of interesting experiments. That's often, after all, the best way to
> >> learn things.
> > From gcc's experience, having interesting things happen in tree,
> > rather than outside it, like it was done with Kaffe, makes it
> > easier to merge them back into the main branch, if the experiements
> > turn out to be successful, afaict.
> In GCC how do they keep track of what is experimental vs. in the main
Experimental stuff is on branches.
> Also, at project approval time is it worth tagging items that are pre-
> blessed as work that will, or will most likely, go back into the main
> tree (example: JSRs, encumbered replacements)? If so who gets to set
> the tag or branch location?
We don't do that in gcc. Maintainers can all create branches to work
on, and are encouraged to do so.
> Or should all new projects be treated the same and start off in an
> incubator branch?
That seems reasonable. We find that this kind of metadata isn't
really needed in the actual source control system: that happens on the
mailing lists and web pages.
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