[PD-dev] Re: PD-cvs Digest, Vol 21, Issue 30

Thomas Grill gr at grrrr.org
Wed Nov 29 22:25:01 CET 2006

First, i would be extremely cautious about making strange assumptions 
about other people's problems.
Second, i think the whole case will solve itself shortly, because after 
the merge a devel branch will probably not be called devel_0_39 any 
more. It may also be a move back to more compatibility to Miller's 
branch, or not.

all the best,

Mathieu Bouchard schrieb:
> On Wed, 29 Nov 2006, Georg Holzmann wrote:
>> No, but you said it yourself: you joined (after impure data) the 
>> pd_devel branch so that you can also benefit from those improvements ...
> Yes, but that was conditional to having such improvements. I think 
> that I was somewhat mistaken when I first joined devel_0_39, I thought 
> that it was going to be somewhat more dynamic than that. Turns out that:
>   1. I had the delusion that there were more developers working on
>      devel_0_39, but I hadn't counted. Turned out that it wasn't true.
>   2. Tim is basically on the way out: keeps using pd for
>      backwards-compatibility reasons.
>   3. Thomas has a hidden branch because devel_0_39 is too dangerous
>      because I could be committing files in it.
>   4. At this point (these months...), the only other regular contributors
>      to devel_0_39 are Chun Lee and myself.
>> Now there is already the main and devel/desire_data branch and I 
>> think such a marginal problem as you have (the beautification ...) 
>> should not be the reason for one more branch ...
> Well, you shouldn't confuse the actual with problem, with something 
> that is just a trigger (a catalyser) for change. Thomas's problem is 
> just an occasion for taking the time for a reality check about the 
> issue, and summarise all the issues that have accumulated during the 
> 16 months of having devel_0_39 and desiredata two-in-one.
> I don't see the branching as being a big change, nor as a surprise, 
> nor as being weird or out-of-place or bad manners.
> That said, I don't want to switch to another repository as of now; I 
> don't see its advantages as being greater than its inconvenients.
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Thomas Grill

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