Hi, Paul, On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 3:01 PM, Paul Menzel < paulepan...@users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
> first thanks to Google and Aaron for the Haswell patches. As most of > them seem to be fix-up patches I would say to squash those into the > Haswell commit and add comments into the code were appropriate. > > That would reduce the amount of patches and the one Haswell commit would > work right away(?). > > Or what do I miss? > In the past a lot of the times new components have been published in one big chunk without development history. Doing so is the easiest way for the contributor, but it does not offer a very high degree of transparency about how the code was developed, and why it looks the way it looks. It also creates very large patches, which some in the coreboot community have disliked in the past. The code is not finished yet. Expect more patches even after the current merge is done. Taking the feedback from previous contributions into regard, we decided to send out more fine grained contributions, and send them out as early as we possibly can, while making the review process easy on the community by not removing our thought process from the contribution. I realize that large contributions and development at an incredibly high pace are a significant effort for the community to handle, and so I would like to make sure that we contribute, and continue contributing, in the best possible way. No matter how we form out the process, there will always be room for improvement, and there will always be time pressure on getting those contributions integrated. Seeing both sides of the medal, being a corporate contributor as well as a maintainer of the coreboot community project, I am very happy about feedback on how to make life better and easier for everyone in the community while maintaining a high quality code base. -- Stefan Reinauer Google Inc.
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