Preannounce: Kroupware Project started

Matthias Kalle Dalheimer kalle at
Wed Sep 11 20:48:15 BST 2002

On Wednesday 11 September 2002 21.41, Zack Rusin wrote:
> On Wednesday 11 September 2002 02:40, Matthias Kalle Dalheimer wrote:
> > Well, the first thing is that we cannot possibly work in HEAD,
> > because that will endanger the 3.1 release. And we can't work in
> > make_it_cool either, because we need to approach stability by October
> > 15. So we are forced to use our own branch, whether we like it or not
> > (and we don't, for the most part).
> ACK.
> > I agree that merging can be a big problem. We'll try to minimize it
> > by syncing our branch with HEAD regularly (planned is once a week).
> > In an ideal world, we can - after consultation with the other KMail
> > developers, of course - just dump our branch over HEAD, because we
> > already have everything in HEAD. Then it's just to merge in
> > make_it_cool into HEAD once that one stabilizes. And this can be made
> > easier if the developers working on the make_it_cool branch merge
> > HEAD changes into their branch as well on a regular basis.
> Point well taken. I'm not sure who wanted to do the merging for your
> branch but I'd be very happy to do that on a regular basis every few
> days for you. I already do that for make_it_cool and might just as well
> do it with your branch. In fact I'd be most happy if people would allow
> me to do the following:
> - bugfixes from HEAD merged into make_it_cool and kgroupware,
> - simple bugfixes not involving architectural changes from kgroupware
> and make_it_cool back into HEAD,
> - all changes from kgroupware into make_it_cool.
> Two first are pretty obvious, the third one means that we'd have one
> branch with all changes accumulated in the new architecture. The third
> one would probably be knows as KMail Extremely Unstable, but would
> generate more testers for you guys and hopefully help us merge all
> branches at the end. What do you think?

We were thinking about doing the merges from HEAD to kroupware_branch 
ourselves, but certainly don't mind help :-) But please coordinate with 
Steffen and Karl-Heinz.


Matthias Kalle Dalheimer
Klarälvdalens Datakonsult AB
Platform-independent software solutions

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