[coreboot] branching flashrom?

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Sun Jul 20 13:49:04 CEST 2008


you all are probably aware now that flashrom 1.0 is pending release and
the philosophy for further development (total rewrite vs. incremental
changes) is heavily disagreed upon.
Completely forking the codebase into separate projects is something I'd
like to avoid because we already have too few development resources.

Suggestion: After 1.0, we create
- a development branch where people can go wild with rewriting stuff
- a stable branch with incremental changes where breakage is not allowed.

Each branch would have its own maintainer, possibly with final authority
over what goes in. I suggest Peter as maintainer for the radical
development branch because he has expressed the need for a flashrom
rewrite in the past. I personally believe more in the incremental
approach with minimal changes.



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