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Re: [stp-dev] STP Committer/Developer commit process page


Good job on the draft;  it already reads better than most of my 5th

Here's a few comments to stir discussion for tomorrow...

1) I'd like to see something said about code comments (javadoc).  In my
book, public APIs should be properly documented.   Every class should
have at least Javadoc on the class declaration.  And I'd like to see
package.html for every package so new developers can navigate the
codebase and have a few signposts along the way.

2) The wording "Before code is committed in to CVS," is a little
confusing since the code needs to be committed before it is taken into
account for automated build, automated tests, etc.

3) The review process is good but I would like to create a provision for
developers creating their own branch of code in CVS, such that code may
be shared, inspected, debugged, tested, etc, in a collaborative
fashion.  Some developers will have local reviewers (and that's good)
but others might find it difficult to get large pieces of code reviewed
by remote parties.   Allowing the use of CVS in temporary unofficial
branches would help those 'lonely' developers. Also, this way
collaboration can also happen at a larger scale prior to the official
merge into the stable codebase.


David Bosschaert wrote:

> Hi all,
> Here's is an initial cut at a commit process page. Its based on what
> was discussed last week at the IRC.
> BTW I left the section about 'Communication your desires/intentions'
> (which is about what features are being developed) since it needs
> input from PMC. We could go with the WTP approach (which uses Bugzilla
> for this).
> Please comment before next IRC (Wednesday).
> Thanks,
> David