[racket-dev] proposal for moving to packages

From: Juan Francisco Cantero Hurtado (iam at juanfra.info)
Date: Mon May 20 23:20:08 EDT 2013

On 05/20/13 23:24, Carl Eastlund wrote:
> On Mon, May 20, 2013 at 4:58 PM, Asumu Takikawa <asumu at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
>> On 2013-05-20 14:42:15 -0600, Matthew Flatt wrote:
>>> Eventually, when the dust settles, I think we'll want to convert every
>>> directory to its own git repo, and then we can incorporate the
>>> individual repos as git submodules.
>> One nice thing about the current repo organization is that push
>> notifications for every part of the PLT codebase go to all of the
>> developers.
>> Will that still be available in this organization scheme? (I don't care
>> if it's opt-in too much, but opt-out will hopefully mean more eyes see
>> the code)
>> Cheers,
>> Asumu
> Overall, I'm really glad to see Racket moving into the package system.  I
> think it will be good for both (the Racket core and the package system).
> I'd like to mention, though, that git submodules can be a real pain for
> synchronizing development of multiple repositories.  They seem to have been
> designed primarily for importing upstream repositories, rather than for
> multiple "peer" repositories.  I'm not much more fond of the alternatives I
> have tried, either; if we're committing to splitting Racket into multiple
> repositories as well as multiple packages, we should be aware there may be
> another minor git learning curve ahead.
> Thanks to Jay and Matthew for working on all of this!

I also think that git submodules are a bad idea for packages. One git 
repo per package is more simple and less problematic.

Thanks for the hard work :)

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