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From: "Richardson, Bruce" <bruce.richardson@intel.com>
To: Marc Sune <marc.sune@bisdn.de>, "<dev@dpdk.org>" <dev@dpdk.org>
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] development/integration branch?
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:36:13 +0000
Message-ID: <59AF69C657FD0841A61C55336867B5B0344210F9@IRSMSX103.ger.corp.intel.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <544617E0.80502@bisdn.de>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: dev [mailto:dev-bounces@dpdk.org] On Behalf Of Marc Sune
> Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 9:23 AM
> To: <dev@dpdk.org>
> Subject: [dpdk-dev] development/integration branch?
> 
> Good morning,
> 
> Some DPDK users, including myself, use a clone of the git repository to
> compile DPDK for their applications, instead of downloading the tarball
> of each release.
> 
> In my opinion, it would be useful for such users that the master branch
> contains only stable releases, to prevent (mistakenly) to use a wip DPDK
> version, and jump quickly to the latest stable with a simple git pull
> without having to check the tags. Also new users would clone the repo
> and get only the stable release.
> 
> So I would propose to use an integration/development branch, where the
> patches are integrated and only push to master once a stable release is
> tagged in this integration branch.
> 
> Thoughts?
> 
> best
> marc

Ideally, our master branch should always be good and stable, but given reality often interferes with such good intentions I think that having dev branches is not a bad idea. However, what we may lose by doing so is having a larger group of people constantly using the master branch and reporting problems to us. 

On balance, I'd be slightly in favour of this suggestion.

/Bruce

  reply	other threads:[~2014-10-21  8:29 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2014-10-21  8:22 Marc Sune
2014-10-21  8:36 ` Richardson, Bruce [this message]
2014-10-21  8:46   ` Thomas Monjalon
2014-10-21  9:14     ` Marc Sune
2014-10-21  9:28       ` Thomas Monjalon
2014-10-21  9:38         ` Marc Sune
2014-10-21 13:50           ` Neil Horman
2014-10-22  7:00         ` Matthew Hall
2014-10-22 13:43           ` Stephen Hemminger
2014-10-22 15:54             ` Matthew Hall
2014-10-21 13:01       ` Stephen Hemminger
2014-10-23  9:19         ` Marc Sune

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