[development] How to develop and maintain your contribution (and use branches wisely)
colan at openject.com
Mon Oct 29 15:10:32 UTC 2007
On Thu, Oct 25, 2007 at 12:30:55PM -0700, Derek Wright wrote:
> To address the ignorance, there is a lot of good (Drupal-specific)
> documentation about CVS in our handbooks and that learning this is
> time well-spent. The hardest part is understanding the fundamental
> ideas of release management and branches, which is true across any
> version control system you'll ever use for the rest of your life.
The real problem here, at last for me (and I'm sure I'm not the only one
in this position), is that I spend all day working with Subversion. When
I occasionally get a chance to work on my modules on d.o., I have to go
back to the documentation and re-learn how to use CVS.
Having said that, I believe that my modules have proper releases; it's
just that it takes me longer to get them out the door. Not that I
necessarily want to open that whole CVS/Subversion debate (or maybe I
do), but it's just that if a lot of developers are using Subversion,
they'd be much more comfortable getting d.o. modules released quicker if
the site used it as well.
I realize that CVS is imtimately tied to the site, but I do feel that
not having Subversion there hampers progress for a lot of folks.
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