[LLVMdev] code-owner sporks
echristo at gmail.com
Thu Nov 15 17:48:26 PST 2012
On Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 5:17 PM, Greg Fitzgerald <garious at gmail.com> wrote:
> Just brainstorming here, but what if each CODE_OWNER maintained a spork on
> Github and accepted Pull Requests? What's a spork, you ask? Well it's
> fork with no intent to diverge - it spoons some centralized repo (be it via
> git or git-svn). If you haven't heard the term 'spork' in this context
> before, it's either because I just made it up or that we share the same
> incapacity to google effectively.
> As a contributor, my process would be to fork Github's llvm-mirror and
> make my patch locally. Then I'd crawl up the directory tree from my code
> changes until I found a CODE_OWNER.TXT. Worst case, I get to the root
> directory and spot a CODE_OWNER.TXT with a URI to the central repository.
> All other CODE_OWNER.TXT files would contain a git URI pointing to the
> code owner's spork. I'd make a Pull Request and hope for a review from the
> owner and/or anyone else monitoring that spork. Once the owner accepts the
> Pull Request, it'd be between the members of the code-owner oligarchy how
> and when the patch is upstreamed to the central repository.
Doesn't sound useful for the code owners. Barrier to entry on submitting
patches to llvm or clang is almost never the version control scheme so I
don't see what the community gains either other than more complexity to
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