[coreboot] [PATCH] We're not just version 2 anymore

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Thu Oct 29 13:23:09 CET 2009

On 29.10.2009 09:52, Stefan Reinauer wrote:
> I know some people will claim this hurts. But it will hurt the same way
> when the version number is up to 4, so we better do it now than later:

Sorry, NACK. You're right that it hurts, but does it have any benefits
except a cosmetic path name change? In that case we should finally kill
the /repos/ component of the path and replace it with something
meaningful like /coreboot-v42.1/ or something else which says we have
coreboot v1/v2/v4 in there.

My personal criteria for any patch are:
1. Does it fix a bug?
2. Does it add a new feature?
3. Does it make the lives of developers easier?

> (This just renames coreboot-v2 to coreboot-devel in the tree)
> svn mv svn://coreboot.org/repos/trunk/coreboot-v2 \
>     svn://coreboot.org/repos/trunk/coreboot-devel

If you really do the move, please pick the one-rename variant.

> Alternatively:
> (this moves all sudirectories of coreboot-v2 to trunk and wipes the
> coreboot-v2 directory as soon as it's empty. Then the directory
> hierarchy would be more similar to, e.g. flashrom)

The multi-part move makes it extremely difficult to carry any local
changes forward and it needlessly complicates any history investigation
(e.g. "when was this change introduced"). Besides that, you can forget
diffing between revisions


Developer quote of the week: 
"We are juggling too many chainsaws and flaming arrows and tigers."

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