[dpdk-dev] [RFC] proposal of allowing personal/project repos on DPDK.org

Dumitrescu, Cristian cristian.dumitrescu at intel.com
Thu Jun 1 11:36:39 CEST 2017

> -----Original Message-----
> From: dev [mailto:dev-bounces at dpdk.org] On Behalf Of Tiwei Bie
> Sent: Thursday, June 1, 2017 6:08 AM
> To: dev at dpdk.org
> Cc: Richardson, Bruce <bruce.richardson at intel.com>;
> yuanhan.liu at linux.intel.com; Ananyev, Konstantin
> <konstantin.ananyev at intel.com>; thomas at monjalon.net
> Subject: [dpdk-dev] [RFC] proposal of allowing personal/project repos on
> DPDK.org
> Hello everyone,
> We'd like to make a proposal of making DPDK.org allow hosting
> some personal/project repos, which could be very useful when
> someone wants to try some experimental projects in DPDK. Many
> formal/mature opensource communities allow this. Such as:
> FreeBSD:
> The main branch is here:
> https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base/head/
> And developers can try or start experimental projects here:
> https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base/user/
> https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base/projects/
> https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base/vendor/
> ...
> We can also find similar things on kernel.org and freedesktop.org:
> https://git.kernel.org/
> https://cgit.freedesktop.org/
> But currently on DPDK.org, for the repos of DPDK, besides the main
> repo, there are just one repo for stable release, few old repos
> which are obsoleted, and some "-next" repos which are mainly used
> as the preparation of pull requests for different subsystems of DPDK.
> Some “-next” repos may be developed individually for a short time
> when they are created, but will always be merged to the main repo
> after few releases. We think they are too formal/limited to try
> new ideas.
> What we want to proposal is to make DPDK.org allow hosting some
> DPDK based repos which may be very experimental, which even not
> be planned to be merged back to the main repo directly, and may
> be deleted directly if it proves that no one really cares about
> it. Just like what other opensource communities did, allow some
> core developers/vendors create their own repos and try ideas on
> DPDK.org without too many restrictions. We think it can provide
> people a very convenient way to try ideas in DPDK community and
> eventually help DPDK grow.
> Allowing it won't have any negative impact on the existing repos
> of DPDK, instead, it can help to keep them tidy and clean when
> someone wants/needs to try some very experimental and big ideas
> publicly in DPDK as he/she can start it in an experimental repo.
> An experimental repo can be merged back to the main repo when it
> proves to be mature and useful, or could just be deleted when no
> one really cares about it any more.
> Please share your thoughts on this. Many thanks! :-)
> Best regards,
> Tiwei Bie


Fd.io has the sandbox area, why not having something similar on dpdk.org?

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