[Geany-devel] Git for plugins

Matthew Brush mbrush at xxxxx
Fri Aug 26 00:47:25 UTC 2011

On 08/25/2011 03:27 AM, Frank Lanitz wrote:
> On Thu, 25 Aug 2011 15:51:24 +1000
> Lex Trotman<elextr at gmail.com>  wrote:

>> Yes, with DVCS each plugin can have its own repository and the Geany
>> project only needs to manage the aggregated build.
> Yes, this was the outcome on IRC. So once a feature is ready/bug has
> been fixed a pull request is send to maintainer who is including them
> into his/her tree. Once this has been done a snapshot of that tree
> will be the release.

I disagree with this.  I think using a workflow more like I linked to 
previously where people work from feature branches, and only merge to 
"devel" when the feature is complete (or bug fixed, etc) would be 
better. I just feel like limiting access *more* than before is a step 
backwards for the project.

IMO, it would be better to give people the benefit of the doubt, and if 
someone continually pushes broken builds and stuff to the "devel" 
branch, then revoke access and work on a pull-request system like you 

I do think there still is a place to have a maintainer, who will be the 
person who reverts changes made that break the build at will, without 
needing to ask other people for approval and who decides when it's 
necessary to revoke access.

+1 for Frank for maintainer like this :)

Matthew Brush

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