[opensource-dev] Snowstorm clarification

Erik Anderson erikba at odysseus.anderson.name
Thu Sep 9 20:13:11 PDT 2010


I think the Lindens have pretty much left Subversion alone since they
stopped pushing out "code specially made for the public".  They've switched
to Mercurial, and the repository they're using at
http://hg.secondlife.com/viewer-development seems to have a fair amount of
activity...

On Thu, Sep 9, 2010 at 7:30 PM, Kitty <sldev at catznip.com> wrote:

> Maybe I missed something when Snowstorm was announced, but I was under the
> impression that LL was going to be more "open" about viewer development.
>
> Before Snowstorm there were "code drops" into viewer-external on SVN
> several
> times a week (or weekly at worst).
>
> Since Snowstorm there haven't been any noteworthy upstream "code drops"
> from
> LL into viewer-development (2.1.1 was added, but then it was already on SVN
> before) that aren't resident contributions or reintegrating Snowglobe
> patches.
>
> If development of the viewer hasn't been halted for the past three weeks,
> where is all of the code going?  *confuzzled*
>
> Or in the new terminology: as a resident, I would like to know why an "open
> development" announcement has the net effect of LL releasing less than it
> did prior to that announcement.
>
> Kitty
>
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