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Mailing list w/ gatekeeper(s)

From: Eric S. Raymond
Subject: Mailing list w/ gatekeeper(s)
Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2008 18:08:11 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.15+20070412 (2007-04-11)

From: Richard Stallman <address@hidden>
> Subject: Re: What a modern collaboration toolkit looks like
> To: Gregory Collins <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> Message-ID: <address@hidden>
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>     3. Mailing list w/ gatekeeper(s)
>     ---------------------------------
>     This is how mercurial manages its own development. Proposed changes are
>     sent in patch form to a mailing list, which is dedicated to the
>     discussion and review of such patches. The central repository is
>     read-only except for a small set of integrators. When a change has been
>     reviewed + tested, an integration crew member pulls the patch from email
>     into the central tree.
>     This is the approach I'd suggest for emacs (and it's the one we
>     instituted for the project I maintain at my workplace). The main
>     advantages:
> I would be willing to try it, or a compromise between this and #1,
> which would mean a larger number of people who can commit directly
> to the main repository.

I agree with the "compromise between this and #1".  That is what
I would recommend.
                <a href="http://www.catb.org/~esr/";>Eric S. Raymond</a>

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