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From Mark Thomas <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Moving to Git...
Date Thu, 10 Oct 2013 22:13:31 GMT
On 10/10/2013 23:05, James Carman wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 5:48 PM, Mark Thomas <> wrote:
>> I would suggest that a lack of releases is a much greater barrier. Folks
>> who contribute patches do so because they want to see them in a release.
>> If there are no releases (and looking back for the past 6 months there
>> have been very few releases considering the number of components in
>> commons) then, frankly, a move to git is largely irrelevant. What it
>> will do little is distract what little effort there is going into
>> releases making the overall problem worse not better.
> It's a catch-22.  You don't have releases because you don't have
> contributors.

I disagree. We don't have releases because of an overly complex release
process. Figuring out how to do a Pool 2 release is on my TODO list.
Having seen the pain others new to the Commons release process have gone
though, I'm not looking forward to it at all.


> And, you don't have contributors because you don't have
> releases.  I agree we need to get busy cranking out some code to let
> folks know we're not dead (yet).  The only way I see us getting more
> code going is to get new people and I honestly believe that using a
> tool like Git will help us do that.
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