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

From: Hyrum K. Wright <hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu>
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2008 10:37:44 -0500

C. Michael Pilato wrote:
> 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.

+1 from me, also. Even though I was already a full committer last year,
it was really useful to have a branch specifically for my SoC work.

-Hyrum

Received on 2008-03-24 17:28:25 CET

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