[RFC] Time to organize the LFS-6 development effort
jwrober at linuxfromscratch.org
Sun Apr 4 19:00:16 PDT 2004
Jeroen Coumans wrote:
> jeremy at jutley.org said the following on 04/04/04 05:59:
>> help out, I'd welcome it, and as I said, I *DO* hope that this effort
>> isn't wasted, and the stuff we're doing in BE-LFS can become a full part
>> of the project sometime in the future.
> The "proper" way to do this would be to create a seperate branch in
> Subversion (how far are we with that?) which is designated as the
> "product" of lfs-hackers. This way, there is no behind-the-scenes
> Ideally, I think we (ie. needs of community, needs of LFS'ers and needs
> of lfs-hackers) are best served with three branches:
> 1. stable (basically the last released version, now LFS-5.0)
> 2. testing (the CVS version of the next stable)
> 3. unstable (your BELFS)
> This model works quite well for Debian, and seeing how people
> concentrate their interests and efforts in the LFS community, I think it
> could work well for us. The migration to Subversion would ideally happen
> when your branch is incorporated in unstable, propagating to testing
> when LFS-5.1 is released and finally to stable when LFS-5.2 or LFS-6.0
> is released.
> IMHO, the above description is what fits your intentions and the needs
> of (most of) our community members best, so we might as well formalize
> it. If (most of) you agree, the next step will thus be to form a
> Subversion repository which incorporates your BELFS-branch. Rather then
> wait eons with this, we'd better do it now (or ASAP) to prevent the loss
> of momentum and a further fragmentation of the project.
I usually lurk here to see what you guys are up to. I saw this post
from Kevin and have read the replies. I think that Jeroen's idea is
excellent. (guess I need to learn SVN - and I was doing so good with CVS!)
I would also like to add one small suggestion to the unstable branch (if
that is the right term). Add a section on testing and maybe comparitive
analysis. If you are in unstable territory and want to do testing, it
would be a good place to bring all that info together. That way all
hackers can do comparitive analysis and post results to help out.
Kevin - can nALFS help with comparitive analysis?
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