KDevelop UI

Andreas Pakulat apaku at gmx.de
Fri Jul 20 13:05:26 UTC 2007

On 20.07.07 08:31:52, Kris Wong wrote:
> > Yup, I'll be happy to do the merging work. :) /me 0wns svn. ;)
> Have you guys tried this method before on this project?  Speaking from
> experience, this can get rather nasty, rather fast.  This becomes
> especially true in a highly unstable development environment (like
> rewriting KDevelop basically from scratch).  I will agree, there are
> benefits to this method.  I have found that negatives generally outweigh
> the positives.  Of course, Matt is the person who would have to deal
> with all of this, so if he is willing to sign up for it... ;)

Could you elaborate a bit? I mean changes in kdevplatform shouldn't be
that common anymore (except when somebody fixes the profile system and
for the ui library, but these two mostly don't interact with the
plugins). I think for the various plugins that kdevelop is composed of
it does make sense to implement a new feature in a feature branch and
merge back as soon as you've got something useful.

I think for the plugins this should work pretty well, as they are nearly
self-contained and in most cases only 1 person works on a plugin at a
given time. I think with some extra communication (as in a notification
mail that feature X will be developed in branches/work/kdevelop4-X) it
could work out well.


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