[torquedev] Big Bang vs Evolution (was: IPv6 port)
glen.beane at gmail.com
Fri Dec 26 20:10:50 MST 2008
On Fri, Dec 26, 2008 at 7:03 PM, Matti Bickel <cat5 at minet.uni-jena.de> wrote:
> i'm slowly chipping away at the ipv6 branch here. But as time goes on
> the branch diverts more and more from trunk. It's hopeless to play
> catch up here, i'm moving too slowly.
I thought Garrick (or was it someone else?) had volunteered to keep
your brancy in synch with trunk?
> Therefore, i'm trying to backport my fixes to trunk and break them
> up into small, manageable chunks. Because i don't want to bring IPv6
> to the trunk just yet (too scary), i'll try to be more gentle and make
> changes such that each one faciliates ipv6 usage, but will not
> introduce anything related to ipv6.
> If you like the new[tm] way, please apply the attached patch after
> review. It's nothing spectacular, but uses pbs_net_t to hide away all
> the pain that is associated with changing the common ip type later on.
> To make the changeset smaller, i haven't touched the port handling
> code or converted any of the ulong ip address uses to pbs_net_t.
> Dunno how you want to handle this kind of change or if you want it at
> all. My target is to produce a changeset approximatly each day and
> change a few lines of code each iteration. The iteration will compile
> but not necessarily work as i don't have the means to test everything.
> Please comment on this idea and give me a "no, thanks" or "yes, please
> keep it coming"...
In principal I think this is a good idea, but I dont know about a
few lines of untested code eacy day. I think a slightly larger patch
once every week or so that has had at least some (not necessarilly
exhaustive) testing would be more manageable.
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