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Re: [e4-dev] Sandbox for Eclipse proposal as E4 sub-project

Personally, I'd prefer that experiments be done in branches of the existing repository. I'd only consider forking if the experimental work is being done by committers who aren't quite ready to join Eclipse Platform.

If you do decide to fork/clone a repository into e4, you'll have to create a CQ to track the fork, and the EDP requires a Restructuring Review to move any changes back into the original repository.


On Thu, Jul 6, 2017 at 10:10 AM, Lars Vogel <lars.vogel@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > What's the value?

They could be forks.

On Thu, Jul 6, 2017 at 4:04 PM, Mickael Istria <mistria@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 6, 2017 at 3:50 PM, Lars Vogel <lars.vogel@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Mickael, I think we discussing different things. I'm saying e4 is the
>> correct project and you are discussion repository location.
> We're saying opposite things; IMO e4 or any kind of sandbox repo is now an
> anti-pattern. Compared to a fork/branch, a sandbox makes things harder to be
> moved back into Platform. The GitHub fork-based workflow is now much better
> at encouraging innovation and to have this innovation back into the original
> repo.
> I believe it's an interesting thing to question whether e4 could try other
> processes to foster innovation than being a sandbox (as a complement, not as
> an alternative - yet ;)
>> AFAIK we could also have Github repos handled by the e4 project.
> What's the value?
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