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Re: [Chicken-hackers] Distributed egg repo proposal

From: Peter Bex
Subject: Re: [Chicken-hackers] Distributed egg repo proposal
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2011 10:20:53 +0100
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On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 09:00:20AM +0000, Imran Rafique wrote:
> Dynamite is popular, and gets repeatedly forked on github.

Forking's bad, mmmkay?

> How do you handle this in the official egg tree?
> We could have 3 seperate eggs, dynamite, dynamite-peter and
> dynamite-felix. If there were any API differences at all, that would
> be the cleanest way to handle it.
> But in this instance, one could consider that its really 3 different
> flavours of the same egg.

To me that seems to be a completely hypothetical situation and unlikely
to happen in the real world.  Let's keep the discussion grounded in
reality, okay?

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