[llvm-dev] Target Acceptance Policy

Eli Bendersky via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Fri Jul 29 10:01:53 PDT 2016

On Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 10:00 AM, Renato Golin <renato.golin at linaro.org>

> On 29 July 2016 at 17:50, Eli Bendersky <eliben at google.com> wrote:
> > While I think the 6-month mark is artificial (what's wrong about a vague
> > "several months"? these are policies/guidelines, not legal contracts),
> I'm ok with that, too.
> Though, what do you think about the "2 months after all done"? Maybe
> "at least 2"?
> Giving a number makes people think less about the uncertainties, and
> be more accepting, I think.

I don't know what the right number should be, to be honest. 2-3 sounds
better than 6, though, given the rate of change of the LLVM codebase.


> > FWIW
> > we (Lanai maintainers) don't particularly mind to wait until Sep 28 if
> > that's deemed important by the community. There's no rush, and we don't
> > request any special-casing here.
> I know. And I think you guys are "at least 2 months with all bullets
> checked", which for me is the important bit.
> People that don't work on LLVM (or other large upstream projects)
> don't quite get the volume of changes and interactions that are
> needed.
> We just need to make sure communities that want to be part of LLVM
> show they understand.
> cheers,
> --renato
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