[LLVMdev] git

FlyLanguage flylanguage at gmail.com
Sat Jul 23 05:37:17 PDT 2011

>>>     After git, mainline will still be the most important branch for
>>>     the *project*,
>>>     but you will work with quite a few branches on parallel.
>>> Who's mainline? :) Be prepared to assign a super-merger, like Linus,
>>> to maintain the "mainline".
>>> The git workflow works really really great, but it does require
>>> getting rid of mainline thinking. It doesn't exist.
>> I strongly disagree with this. Having a mainline, whether enforced by
>> the VCS or not, is crucial to our incremental development philosophy.
>> For example, we need small, incremental patches going into one
>> mainline branch in order for our buildbots to usefully identify
>> regressions. We also bisect performance regressions quite a lot, but
>> if someone goes off and does a bunch of development on a branch and
>> then lands it in mainline all at once, we'll be completely unable to
>> pinpoint the source of any regressions from that branch.
> Bob is spot on here.

Yes, but who's mainline? Is the plan to have a centralized repo with a 
mainline branch that everybody pushes to, or the a linux style model 
where some person has an official mainline to which he pulls?

It's quite different things.

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