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Re: svn checkpoint: r27139 - checkpoints

From: Ivan Zhakov <chemodax_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-10-12 07:11:47 CEST

On 10/12/07, glasser@tigris.org <glasser@tigris.org> wrote:
> Author: glasser
> Date: Thu Oct 11 19:06:44 2007
> New Revision: 27139
> Log:
> While Subversion's branches are lightweight, there's some social
> overhead involved in making a new branch in /branches in our
> repository. It's not something you want to do for quickly
> checkpointing half-written code: after all, every commit sends out
> mail, and you don't want to waste other developer's time reviewing
> patches you know are unfinished.
> On the other hand, if the commit messages were turned off (or
> redirected to a different mailing list that only the most paranoid
> developers were on), the repository would be a great place for
> committers to checkpoint big patches. So let's just make a separate
> directory for "below the radar" branches: /checkpoints.
> (This idea seemed good to some of us on IRC.)
> Note that you shouldn't actually use this until somebody changes the
> mailer hooks.
> Added:
> checkpoints/
> checkpoints/README
That's great. We use the same practice in our team. That's very
useful. Because developers could store their temporary work on server
and don't think about review and etc. Actually we switched off all
notifications for this area. Also we called this directory "/shelves"
it's better name than "/checkpoints" for me.

Ivan Zhakov
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Received on Fri Oct 12 07:11:56 2007

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