Patch and vote procedure

Martin Pool mbp at
Mon Oct 16 08:00:45 BST 2006

On 16 Oct 2006, Robert Collins <robertc at> wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-10-16 at 15:50 +1000, Lachlan Patrick wrote:
> > 
> > Would that be an accurate summary of bzr's development process? Are
> > there subtleties or extra processes I've missed? Obviously I want to
> > mimic a good working process when changing my own development over to
> > a decentralised method. 
> I think a reasonable transition plan is something like:
>  * convert your repository to bzr, and use `bzr checkout URL` to access
> your code and continue developing on it in a centralised manner.
>  * Start using additional branches for features, which will reduce the
> number of commits to the mainline, while making them bigger. This will
> put gentle pressure on you to review the feature branches as they
> evolve. This is a good time to start making smaller code drops from
> feature branches to the mainline (in CVS they tend to be very big
> commits, because people need everything working and dont want to break
> the mainline, and cannot work on several aspects at once easily).
> Take small steps, and figure out what works for you. AIUI CISRA works
> all from a single office, so rather than mailed reviews you may prefer
> sit-down code reviews in teams of two, or even larger scale 'team code
> reviews' where you all analyse the patch at once.

That sounds like a good plan to me.


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