[Geany-devel] Third party plugin publish and third party library bundle problem

Thomas Martitz thomas.martitz at xxxxx
Sun Jul 15 13:21:38 UTC 2012

Am 15.07.2012 14:26, schrieb Frank Lanitz:
> On Sun, 15 Jul 2012 19:01:53 +0800
> Hong Xu <dev at hong.me> wrote:
>> On 07/15/2012 03:40 PM, Frank Lanitz wrote:
>>> On Sun, 15 Jul 2012 09:27:46 +0800
>>> Hong Xu <dev at hong.me> wrote:
>>>> And, BTW, why geany-plugins project doesn't use a submodule for
>>>> each plugin? Not all people need to clone the whole repository,
>>>> and as it is separated to submodules, the permission control can
>>>> be better for developers.
>>> IIRc this was under discussion in past but was dismissed due to
>>> adding complexity and little overall understanding of this.
>>> However, I don't think cloning the repository is this much traffic.
>>> Also a goal was to have plugins and its patches being reviewed
>>> before entering master to enforce a minimum on quality. This also
>>> includes some fire-and-forget-plugins of some developers as you can
>>> see from MAINTAINERS files there are a lot of plugins out of
>>> maintenance.
>> Thanks. However, I have to make a pull request for any trivial
>> changes in this way. Do you think this is unnecessary?
> We are still in finding a good flow on this as I agree its not optimal.

Most of the time changes are not actually trivial. Also multiple small 
and trivial changes can be submitted as a single pull request.

Anyway this is the linux kernel dev model and it works good (for some 
projects) even if tiny changes need to go through the chain as well.

Best regards.

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