[U-Boot-Users] Pull request: u-boot-freebsd

Wolfgang Denk wd at denx.de
Thu Dec 27 21:06:07 CET 2007

In message <4773E10D.3040007 at semihalf.com> you wrote:
> > Even is Ben ACKed this patch, it should go through *his*  repository,
> > not  your's  (which  is  supposed  to contain FreeBSD related changes
> > only).
> Yes, I know what you mean, although it's not always that sharp in case of
> cross-functional areas changes. Also, assuming such purely orthogonal
> development model may bring unnecessary burden and delays when a greater
> number of areas (and custodians) is involved: individual changes need to be
> processed by responsible custodians, merging should happen in order and so on.
> Just my thoughts :) But I can wait for Ben, no problem.

Yes, I know what you mean. But the whole concept of having custodians
with separate responsibilities kind of requires orthogonality.

I have to admit that  I  don't  have  experience  dealing  with  such
situations, either. So what I'm trying to do is (once more) to follow
the  Linux model. When submitting support for a new board (which is a
pretty standard task) I would like to be  able  to  submit  a  single
patch  to  one mailing list myself. Neverless you have to split it up
into pieces for, say, linuxppc-dev, lmsensors, mtd, linuxusb, and who
knows what else - because responsibilities for these  separate  parts
are  distributed. I don't like this myself from the submitter's point
of view, but from the maintainer's/custodian's point of view it makes
a lot sense.

My $ 0.02...

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

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