[Mono-dev] github workflow proposals

Geoff Norton gnorton at novell.com
Tue Jul 27 22:36:38 EDT 2010

On 2010-07-27, at 10:10 PM, Rodrigo Kumpera wrote:
> One thing to notice is that we are not used to feature branches, we are used
> to get things on trunk in small pieces in a way that keeps things working.  
> Let's not change this healthy behavior as otherwise we would have big features
> landing and all the suddenly tons of things would break.

Agreed 100%, but lets also not be afraid of the concept of feature branches where they are applicable.  I dont think we need to embrace them to one extreme or shun them to another.  I think we can live in a middle ground where certain modules can have certain things go on in feature branches, see toshoks gc-fixes for moon.  This stuff makes sense on a feature branch in a fork so others can review while it progresses without breaking all of trunk in the interim.  Another great example from the runtime side is Linear IR, this basically was a feature branch until merge time, just in SVN context.


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