[opensource-dev] Snowstorm clarification

Robin Cornelius robin.cornelius at gmail.com
Fri Sep 10 01:02:24 PDT 2010


On Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 3:30 AM, 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*
>

The main development integration is taking place on
https://bitbucket.org/lindenlab/viewer-development where you will see
commit by commit as it happens, which is pretty much new things
through out the working day every day. SVN is dead now and there will
be no further updates to it.

There are no more code drops as these were often badly out of sync
with actual releases and often were broken due to the exact point they
exported from etc.

All code both from external contributors and internal LL teams makes
its way to the viewer-development hg repository which will now be used
to build release viewers and release candidates etc (which will be
tagged as approprate), so any actual release viewers will be build
right off that public repository.

Snowstorm itself is the name for the team of people managaging the
above hg repository

Robin


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