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Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] 2018-12 opt-in

On Thu, Oct 4, 2018 at 11:21 AM Pierre-Charles David
<pierre-charles.david@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 03/10/2018 23:13, Wayne Beaton wrote:
> > No explicit opt-in is required for returning projects. We're going to
> > sort this out automatically from the aggregation files.
> Could you clarify how exactly this will be "sorted out"? From what I
> understood at yesterday's planning council meeting [1], the idea was to
> disable everyone's contribution at the start of a new cycle and to
> expect each project to explicitly re-enable its contribution before M1.
> Is that correct?
> After discussing with other project leads here at Obeo we feel this
> approach (if this is indeed what is proposed) would be too disruptive.
> We've tried this before, and the result was not good, with the first
> milestone(s) often completely broken. It would be enough for a single
> project on which others depend to be late to completely break the
> aggregation. Given the reduced number of milestones we have now, this
> would be really bad.


> I think the idea of relying on an explicit action in "the aggregation
> files" to declare intent is good, but using the enablement flag too
> risky. Maybe we could have another mechanism in the repo for that. How
> about something as simple as a "participation.txt" text file with a
> single line per project:
> PMF: 2018-12
> XWT: 2018-12
> actf: 2018-12
> acute: 2018-12
> birt: 2018-12
> ...

I think there is no need to repeat this version name for all entries
in this file.
Use yaml or json format instead to avoid the repetition


version: 2018-12
    - PMF
    - XWT
    - actf
    - acute
    - birt

> Declaring intent to participate would simply involve editing the
> corresponding line with the version of the next release.
> Regards,
> Pierre-Charles David (Obeo)
> [1]
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