> Ah, now I understand this in more detail. Thanks
a lot for your
> explanation and sorry for still being somewhat unoriented regarding
> code repository structures. Still a newbie in this area...
> But that brings up another question (from the newbie ;-): I understand
> that there might be code differences between the incubator area and
> HEAD. But is there any policy who/when/how to migrate changes from
> back into the incubator area?
> Thanks for the help!!!
No problem, I'm sure others on this list have the
same questions. In the past when the incubator is active we have tried to
update (or merge) the code from HEAD into the incubator after each Milestone
is released from eclipse proper.
Sometimes this can be a time consuming task if there
are many components. In the past each incubator usually had a small set
of bundles that they were modifying. For example, investigating improvements
to the OSGi Framework only involves the org.eclipse.osgi project.
As more incubators get started I'm not sure what the
best approach is to merge the latest code back to the incubator. I
hope each incubator can have a "lead" which can be responsible for
merging the latest code into their corresponding incubator projects. I think
the contributors of each incubator will have to be responsible for this merge
because they are the only ones that know what changes they have made and
how best to merge any new code from HEAD into their incubators.