[Bioperl-l] bioperl-dev or branch?
Mark A. Jensen
maj at fortinbras.us
Thu May 21 16:26:54 EDT 2009
These are key points. I do believe (and think in these terms) that bioperl-dev
modules are intended for the trunk, as soon as they are not so broken as to
be testable by users. (my interp). See this thread to refresh memory:
----- Original Message -----
From: "Hilmar Lapp" <hlapp at duke.edu>
To: "Chase Miller" <chmille4 at gmail.com>
Cc: "BioPerl List" <bioperl-l at lists.open-bio.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2009 4:00 PM
Subject: Re: [Bioperl-l] bioperl-dev or branch?
> Moving this question to the BioPerl list, which is where we need to
> discuss this I think. Can someone refresh my memory on what the
> Bioperl-dev repository is or was meant for? It doesn't seem documented
> on the wiki.
> My (admittedly vague) recollection is that bioperl-dev is basically
> for highly experimental changes or functionality.
> I'm not clear why everything else shouldn't go either into the main
> trunk or into a branch. If there is a realistic expectation for
> something to be folded into the main trunk sooner or later, what would
> be the reasons for not putting it into a branch of the main
> repository? If we are putting it into a separate repository, we're
> waiving a lot of svn's support for merging and resolving concurrent
> I would also go actually go a step further and suggest that even if
> this GSoC project starts out on a branch (which I can see good reasons
> for, such as eliminating fear to disrupt something), there should be a
> plan to move to main trunk before the end of the project. We've had a
> good tradition in BioPerl of developing directly on the main trunk. It
> sometimes leads to occasional disruptions when lots of tests seem
> failing, but it also encourages development discipline and make new
> code to melt into the BioPerl code base without requiring any extra
> steps by someone.
> Any and all thoughts or comments welcome and appreciated!
> On May 21, 2009, at 11:26 AM, Chase Miller wrote:
>> This brings me to a question about where I should have my code
>> repository. Originally, I was going to use Bioperl-dev, but it was
>> brought to my attention that that repository does not normally
>> receive daily updates and it might not be the right place for my day
>> to day development. An alternative would be to use something like
>> google code on a daily basis and commit to Bioperl-dev on a weekly
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