[OpenWrt-Devel] SVN to GIT transition

Bruno Randolf br1 at einfach.org
Mon Oct 12 09:48:02 EDT 2015

On 10/11/2015 01:48 PM, John Crispin wrote:
> although i see the point, out of tree fork have never been relevant to
> any core decision makings

I understand that this is not the main concern for core OpenWRT
developers, but on the other hand you must be aware that there exist
several of these "forks" which carry project or vendor specific changes,
stuff that can't be made OpenWRT trunk compatible, or not yet, or only
in parts, etc... and making it easier for these "forks" to merge OpenWRT
releases also makes it easier to merge project specific improvements
back to OpenWRT trunk. Otherwise these "forks" stay real forks, which
branch off at some revision and never merge again. That's why I think it
would be good for OpenWRT to allow easier merging in all directions.

Apart from that of course, the OpenWRT core developers are a pretty
small team, and a centralized model may fit them well, especially if
they don't want to include more people in the process. The decision is
up to the core developers.

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