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

Yuanhan Liu yuanhan.liu at linux.intel.com
Fri Jun 2 02:50:12 CEST 2017


On Thu, Jun 01, 2017 at 09:36:39AM +0000, Dumitrescu, Cristian wrote:
> > From: dev [mailto:dev-bounces at dpdk.org] On Behalf Of Tiwei Bie
> > 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
> 
> +1
> 
> Fd.io has the sandbox area, why not having something similar on dpdk.org?

+1.

Also, cc'ed Stephen, who is going to chair next tech-board meeting in
next week. Let's have a brief discuss there?

	--yliu


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