On Wed, Sep 30, 1998 at 01:27:41PM -0700, SL Baur wrote:
Possibly of interest to the problem of distributed XEmacs
We don't usually have big patches that go around, are tested and
tweaked by some people, then eventually are rejected or included.
That's why I think this system wouldn't fit. Also, you seem to trust
the reviewers more than Linus trusts Alan Cox, David S. Miller and
The xemacs-patches/xemacs-review system isn't bad, actually. The only
difficult point is when to jump a thread out of the review list to the
beta one in case of fundamentals discussions. Also keeping track of
what has been reviewed and what hasn't sometimes is a problem.
A system that may be very interesting given our organization is
Jitterbug <URL:http://samba.anu.edu.au/cgi-bin/jitterbug>. You send
in patches by mail, they jump into the "pending" queue, then people
can test them and trusted ones can annotate them and move them to some
"reviewed", "rejected", "urgent", ... queue. Steve can
take them, apply them and move them to "applied".
Additionnal benefits would be that you can't lose a patch.
Drawback: it is web-based.
I have no system I could put the system on for xemacs use, but I can
go and take the time to install and nurse it somewhere if it can help
(and I'm told which somewhere ;-). I've never installed it though, so
anyone else would be as good as me there :-)