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Re: cvs "grouping" feature

From: Derek Price
Subject: Re: cvs "grouping" feature
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 12:57:51 -0400
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Russ Sherk wrote:

>Hmmm...  so if I paid you, you'd code it up?  I've often wondered how
>the funding portion of these 'open source' projects work.

Well, yes, if we could agree on a price and schedule.  I make some of my
living customizing CVS - it's like any other contract work as I see it
and I already have a lot of experience with the code base.

That's not to say that such a change would definitely get into a feature
release...  I would offer it up, but it would still have to get by the
rest of the CVS developers.  *I* wouldn't even advocate/vote for it
unless I thought it was useful, of course, but I haven't been paid to
code anything I wouldn't advocate for inclusion in feature yet -
probably because I tend to discourage features I don't believe are The
Right Way (tm) to do a thing and prospective customers tend to either
take my advice or decide not to hire me.  :), at least, does something similar with MySQL.  I think they
have a bug database with a "contribute funding for this feature" button
or the like.  I think I came acros something like that a while back and
I've come across funding requests regarding planned features in the
MySQL manual and other MySQL documentation.

>another story for another time I guess.  I'll take a look at the code
>and see what I can come up with.  Assuming it should be for 1.12

Yes.  New features go to 1.12.x right now.  No point in potentially
destabilizing production for this one.


Derek R. Price
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