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Re: Remove conf/*.mk from svn (was: Re: Linking)

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: Remove conf/*.mk from svn (was: Re: Linking)
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2008 22:43:10 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Fri, Jul 25, 2008 at 08:18:27AM -0700, Colin D Bennett wrote:
> On Thu, 24 Jul 2008 22:17:06 -0700 (PDT)
> Viswesh S <address@hidden> wrote:
> > I have modified the conf/ accordingly as shown below.
> GRUB developers,
> I think we should remove conf/*.mk from the Subversion repository.  If
> people are going to be developing on GRUB and checking out svn
> branches, then I think it's fine to require them to have Ruby.  For
> released tarballs that we expect non-developers to use, we just need to
> generate the *.mk files and include them in the tarball.
> What is the benefit of having conf/*.mk files in svn?  They cause lots
> of merge conflicts: sure, the conflicts are easy to resolve by simply
> choosing to take one of the revisions, but then that merge really has
> not meaning, since it won't be in sync with your .rmk file until it's
> once again regenerated and checked in.
> Removing the autogenerated .mk files would also eliminate problems new
> developers like Viswesh and I have encountered -- we won't be tempted
> to modify a non-versioned file like this.

I'd check with Okuji first.  IIRC he didn't like that idea.

Robert Millan

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