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

Thomas Monjalon thomas at monjalon.net
Fri Jun 2 17:29:48 CEST 2017

01/06/2017 07:07, 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:

So you are asking for a forge.
It requires some maintenance effort.

> 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.

Yes they are the official DPDK repos.

> 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.

Why? Do you need to host a repo on dpdk.org to try a new idea?

> 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! :-)

I am against adding some user repos in this list:
I think the list of official repos must be kept light for good visibility.

But we can imagine a forge for users at a different location like
However why not using another public forge for this need?

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