Desktop Proposal

Stephen John Smoogen smooge at
Tue Oct 13 19:28:21 UTC 2009

On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 12:29 PM, Jesse Keating <jkeating at> wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-10-13 at 12:05 -0600, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
>> Ok speaking as a systems admin and not the guy who has to wrangle
>> cats... but could a system based more on the git workflow be something
>> to work towards? Instead of developers pushing stuff into rawhide,
>> stuff is pulled into rawhide. If it doesn't meet some minimal test
>> requirements the merge is dropped. Project teams/developers work on
>> their own 'spins' that can be pulled up through a similar signoff
>> mechanism as the kernel uses.
> The problem becomes the integration testing, and when big changes need
> to touch on many packages.

Ok I could see that.. it is not like you can see that the stuff
doesn't compile or throw a lot of errors. My guess is that if it were
possible it would take a lot of lieutenants to the main person. Those
lieutenants would be required to sign off on it working with some date
of the main tree to the list of tests. However it would probably
create a feudal system out of releases versus a democracy.

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