[Ironruby-core] IronRuby moving to Github

Mike Moore blowmage at gmail.com
Mon Nov 24 19:12:08 EST 2008


Whoo hoo! Great job guys! This is very exciting. One question though, will
folks still need to have a signed agreement to contribute code?

On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 5:05 PM, Jim Deville <jdeville at microsoft.com> wrote:

>  The IronRuby project is a community project, and has contributors inside
> and outside of Microsoft. We have integrated the work of several external
> folks into the product (thanks!), and we are making rapid progress.
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> We'd like to try to make things easier. We'd like to not be in the way of
> community work on IronRuby; we'd like to give the community a little more
> ownership over this project. Ideally, we would all work out of the same
> repository, but this can't happen right now. However, we have some ideas to
> make things easier.
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> First, we're moving to Github. I'll be creating the Ironruby project on
> Github at http://github.com/ironruby/ironruby. This will be the same user
> on Github that we use for IronRuby-contribs, and our versions of RubySpec.
> The biggest upside of this is that anyone can fork IronRuby and work on it,
> and submit a pull request to get it integrated back into the main tree.
> However, we don't want to be in the way of accepting patches.
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> Next, we're going to institute a Linux-like system of Lieutenants. We're
> looking for people who are passionate and knowledgeable about the IronRuby
> project to take on this role. The goal of this system is to streamline the
> process, and make it easier for our external contributors to get code into
> IronRuby. We'd like to have Lieutenants who can take the patches and pull
> requests, code review them, and then commit them to their trees. Then we can
> pull these forks into our repository when we do pushes, and integrate it
> into one repo. Our hope is that we can be viewed as just one node in the
> tree, or ring. We shouldn't have to be the central repository; we're just
> one of the repositories.
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> Finally, we are going to be getting rid of the history in SVN, which for
> the most part is a bunch of commits saying "sync to the head of TFS." We are
> doing this to get a fresh start. The layout of the new Git repository is
> going to exactly match our internal layout. That makes maintaining the
> transforms from TFS to GIT much easier. It also will make things easier when
> talking about the locations of files.
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> We hope that these changes will make things easier for all of you.
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> Thanks,
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> ~~~~
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> JD
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> http://blog.jredville.com
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