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Re: log messages on the source-changes list
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: log messages on the source-changes list
- From: Nick Holland <nick_(_at_)_holland-consulting_(_dot_)_net>
- Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2004 19:29:22 -0500
to elaborate slightly...
Peter Valchev wrote:
>> what does "sync" mean?
In the case of packing lists, synchronize the .tgz file packing list
with what really should be in it.
In the case of other files, such as pcidevs, we have a file which is
used to generate other files. A committer will add something to
pcidevs, and then use that to "generate" other files, and they are
committed with the message, "sync".
(not the only use, but common ones)
We say "sync" because we can't decide on "synchronize" (US) or
"synchronise" (non-US) :)
>> what does "regen" mean? I'm guessing the
Again, some files are "generated". One commits the master file, then
the generated file. Look at the "master" of these files (committed at
nearly the same time as the "sync" or "regen" message, it will often
give details of the process used.
>> ok foo@ means foo_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org has primary responsbility for what's
>> being modified and it's cleared with that person. Is that correct?
Or someone else has some authority, skill, or knowledge in an area, and
they have looked over the changes, and are sticking their neck out along
with the committer to say "this is correct and good".
For example, even though I "own" the www/faq chunk of the tree, if I'm
committing something I feel in the slightest bit uncertain about, I
track down someone who knows the topic better, and get an 'ok' from them.
>> Also seen mention to a Steelix CVS, and I'm slightly curious about
>> what that is.
> translation repository for the translated webpages, maintained
> externally and sync'ed to the regular repository once in a while.
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