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Re: Pending commits, anyone ever thought about this feature?

From: Andrés G. Aragoneses <knocte_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 02 Jul 2008 19:54:09 +0200

Reedick, Andrew wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: news [mailto:news_at_ger.gmane.org] On Behalf Of "Andrés G.
>> Aragoneses"
>> Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2008 7:05 AM
>> To: users_at_subversion.tigris.org
>> Subject: Pending commits, anyone ever thought about this feature?
>> So, my questions:
>> 1) Is this already possible with subversion?
>> 2) If yes, how?
>> 3) If not, has anybody already thought about this? Is there a issue
>> open
>> in the bug tracking tool for it?
>> 4) Has any third-party tool support for this?
>> 4) If not, would it be interesting to implement it? (Would the feature
>> get committed if contributed?)
> Sounds like branching.
> 1. create a dir called "submitted_by_peons"
> 2. Allow anonymous read/write to the submitted_by_peons tree
> 3. Peons create a proper sub-branch under "submitted_by_peons" for their submissions
> 4. Maintainers review the submissions
> 5. Maintainers merge worthy submissions to trunk
> Pros: svn already supports this
> Cons: enforcing "proper" sub-branch creation by peons
> Assumptions: you have a bug/issue tracker to facilitate communication and tracking of submitted patches

Interesting! but:
1) As you noted, the free sub-branch creation by everyone would still be
needed as a configurable feature.
2) AFAIK we still don't have the necessary bits in Subversion to know
what is a "peon" subbranch and who is the maintainer responsible of
being able to merge.

Thanks for your comment,


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