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Re: [Chicken-hackers] Distributed egg repo proposal

From: Stephen Eilert
Subject: Re: [Chicken-hackers] Distributed egg repo proposal
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2011 16:30:51 -0300

On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 4:19 PM, John Cowan <address@hidden> wrote:
> Peter Bex scripsit:
>> It's long been general wisdom that forking should be avoided at all
>> costs, not because of technical reasons but because of social reasons.
> Well, not at *all* costs.  Some forks are essential, like gcc/egcs and
> XFree86/  The list of stable forks is very small, maybe a dozen:
> FreeBSD/NetBSD, NetBSD/OpenBSD, byacc/bison, Emacs/XEmacs are the ones
> that come to mind right away.

"forks in the github sense are supposed to be short-lived. You hack on
them until time comes to reintegrate the changes.

At least, they are supposed to, anyway.

-- Stephen

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