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Re: Issue-2897 Branch

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 09:22:02 -0500

Kamesh Jayachandran <kamesh_at_collab.net> writes:
> I made my best to explain the implementation.
> I am always there to explain it, if someone could not understand it.
> I would have been more happy if I had solid points on how issue-2897
> branch *fail* to
> understand the complexity that really others tend to think as existing
> for quite some time.
> When I was done with issue-2897 branch work as at r28870, I was going
> through the logs of 'reintegrate' branch.
> Unfortunately my top-down approach did not help me in understanding
> the solution completely.
> In other words that problem/solution was complex in my eyes.

Yes, yes! Right! :-)

I'm definitely not saying that the issue 2897 branch is more complex
than the reintegrate branch. I'm only saying that enough people (at a
minimum three, possibly more) understood the reintegrate branch, such
that we felt safe merging it back to trunk. If we had even three
people who understood the 2897 branch, we could merge it too. But we
don't, yet.

I'm not saying that the reason we don't have those people is your
fault. It's not -- you've done your best to explain it. I'm merely
pointing out the reality that, for whatever reason, we don't have
them. We may get them before 1.5 releases, in which case we should
merge it; but branching 1.5 should not depend on that.

(I completely agree with you that, to your eyes, it is reasonable for
the reintegrate branch to look equally complex.)

> rather I want to bring in an empathy of how difficult for one to grok
> with any feature branch
> by going through the logs and diff(I believe diff size of both
> issue-2897 and reintegrate was almost
> same around 5000 lines, I am just bringing in this 'line-number'
> comparision just for
> naive-statistics as that could be a daunting number for any starter).

Yup... I empathize, and I'm trying to review it (the size of the diff
doesn't daunt me, er, at least not *too* much).

> I am there to go with the group's decision.
>> Kamesh, does this sound like a good course to you?
> Yes.(I am still making a progress on implementing
> get-commit-and-merge-ranges via FS')


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