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Re: SoC: Require students to develop in a public repository?

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2008 11:04:07 -0400

Karl Fogel wrote:
> Max Bowsher <maxb1_at_ukf.net> writes:
>> I'd like to suggest that for this year's SoC, we ask all students to
>> do their day-to-day development in a public repository, be it at
>> googlecode, svn.collab.net, red-bean.com or elsewhere.
> +1 on svn.collab.net branches.
>> One of the significant problems in previous years has been getting
>> code to mentors in time for them to do a thorough review in time to
>> write up their mid-term and final reports for Google - if the code
>> under development is continuously available, it makes it possible for
>> the mentor to maintain a better understanding of the evolving code,
>> rather than having to review a large chunk of changes on a short
>> deadline.
> Completely agree. I hope no one objects to just using branches in the
> main repository for this.

Object? On the contrary, I think it would help legitimize the GSoC coders'
efforts a bit more. Think: morale booster shot.

+1 on svn.collab.net branches.

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
CollabNet   <>   www.collab.net   <>   Distributed Development On Demand

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