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From Alan Conway <acon...@redhat.com>
Subject Re: "Attic" area in svn; any ideas? (was Re: [VOTE] Stop publishing release artefacts for unmaintained components (was Re: 0.10 release update - RC1 and status))
Date Fri, 01 Apr 2011 14:03:10 GMT
On 04/01/2011 09:53 AM, Gordon Sim wrote:
> On 04/01/2011 02:53 PM, Robert Godfrey wrote:
>> On 1 April 2011 15:44, Andrew Stitcher<astitcher@redhat.com> wrote:
>>> On Fri, 2011-04-01 at 15:02 +0200, Robert Godfrey wrote:
>>>> So my suggestion would probably be to have attic as a sibling to the
>>> current
>>>> trunk
>>>> i.e. as
>>>> http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/qpid/attic
>>>> to move the current trunk versions of the retired modules there, along
>>> with
>>>> a README explaining what the attic is
>>>> -- Rob
>>> This could quickly devolve into a "bikeshed" discussion so I'll get some
>>> thoughts in early before it does!
>>> * If we are going to move these subdirectories out of the main source
>>> controlled area we might as well just delete them, as for most people
>>> that is what it'll look like and the whole point of source control is
>>> that nothing is really lost and you can "go back in time" and recover
>>> the artefacts anyway.
>>> * Putting them outside the main trunk/branch/tag makes the code
>>> invisible to the git mirror which an increasing number of us use.
>>> Incidentally this wouldn't be an objection to creating self contained
>>> new projects there as we'd get infrastructure to mirror those
>>> separately.
>>> * So I suggest just adding a sibling directory at the very top level of
>>> trunk etc called obsolete and keep things in this for 1 release and
>>> delete it.
>>> -- So we'd end up with
>>> .../asf/qpid/trunk/qpid&
>>> .../asf/qpid/trunk/obsolete
>> I think rather than doing that I would just remove the directories
>> immediately. There seems little point on leaving them under trunk if they
>> are orphans and no-one is going to care for them... And the historic
>> releases which include them are still available through svn's history (in
>> particular under the tagged directories representing releases).
>> There was some discussion previously about having an attic where things are
>> "frozen" unless anyone wants to bring them in again. I'm fairly relaxed
>> about not having an attic and just deleting... but I don;t really see the
>> point of moving them somewhere else in trunk and then deleting.
> Yes, my preference would just be to delete them.

+1,  just delete them.

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