Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Wed Sep 27 01:18:48 GMT 2000

On Tue, 26 Sep 2000, Jeremy Allison wrote:

> > release, but for sufficient time to allow incremental development and work
> > TOWARDS your standards - one cvs commit at a time.
> That's what the TNG branch is. Why did you stop working
> on it ?

a number of reasons.

primarily the lack of support for code merging in areas that have zero or
negligable code difference.

i spent two weeks back in april using dirdiff to merge about 80,000 lines
of smbd and nmbd code into TNG.  i thought that once this was done, i
would not have to do it again, as people would simultaneous-update.

within two days, andrew did some work on cvs main, without updating TNG.
the work took him one hour.  i had to redo the merge process, examining
over 100 files, and it took me six hours.

secondarily, a lack of respect for my incremental coding approach, and the
fact that what i miss, others realise that it is too important to let me
get away with, and encourage me to do better.

overall, i have tried numerous approaches to achieve the goals i set out
to achieve.  once all the means were exhausted, and it became less than
fun to continue finding alternatives or pressing existing ones, i took
that as a signal to stop.

> Luke, you need to get off line some, and chill out.

that's why i'm not on any of the samba lists, any more.

> You are taking this far too personally.

yes, i am, i am afraid.

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