[ros-users] Ros release script feedback

Peter Soetens peter at thesourceworks.com
Thu Sep 29 20:09:47 UTC 2011

On Thursday 29 September 2011 17:55:50 Brian Gerkey wrote:
> hi Peter,
> On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 5:26 AM, Peter Soetens <peter at thesourceworks.com> 
> > I wonder if the release scripts could be modified such that the VCS
> > module gets an extra option 'aim' which contains one of
> > "package"/"tag"/"branch". The git vcs module could use this information
> > to decide if a recursive checkout is needed or not.
> That sounds like a good feature.  Do you think you could provide a
> patch that implements it?
> We (at Willow) don't use git much (we're still using svn a lot, and
> for DVCS, we're mostly on hg), so we don't see the problem you're
> describing.
> > Another question which rises is why on earth 3 checkouts are done, and
> > why it doesn't work on a single checkout of the sources.
> Perhaps another patch?  For svn (where the release scripts started),
> there's only 1 checkout; the tag and branch steps are invoked
> remotely.

Thanks, this explains why things are what they are... a patch for improved git 
support might pop up sooner or later...


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