[Ns-developers] Very old repositories
gjcarneiro at gmail.com
Thu Oct 29 08:39:14 PDT 2009
2009/10/29 Faker Moatamri <faker.moatamri at sophia.inria.fr>
> Gustavo Carneiro wrote:
>> 2009/10/29 Faker Moatamri <faker.moatamri at sophia.inria.fr <mailto:
>> faker.moatamri at sophia.inria.fr>>
>> Mathieu Lacage wrote:
>> On Wed, 2009-10-28 at 10:51 +0100, Faker Moatamri wrote:
>> mathieu/ns-3-simu-old unknown
>> 10 months ago If you have any objection to remove any
>> of the above repositories,
>> please tell me as soon as possible.
>> I am pretty careful in removing uneeded repositories from
>> mathieu/* so,
>> if something is still in there, it means that it has not been
>> merged in
>> another repository yet which means that I would prefer to leave it
>> Ok we will keep your repository. Should we archive it? It remained
>> untouched for nearly one year...
>> Anyone else has any objection on the removal of repositories from
>> this list:
>> If by remove you mean archive (the way I see now, with a tar.bzw download
>> option, is ok), then fine by me. Just don't delete the repository files
> I mean delete delete, forever, a lot of repositories are just duplicates
> and some have been already merged. Also there is no point of keeping 4
> release candidates if we have the release itself, right?
> Tom archived the ones that he thought might be of interest in the future
> and that were never merged. We currently have 89 repos 51 of which remained
> untouched for more than 4 months (including RCs).
Some of the repos have not been merged and contain the start of some useful
work. For instance, gjc/ns-3-wifi-scanning is incomplete, but if someone
had time and inclination to finish the work, they could conceivably learn
something from my old repository, maybe even copy some code. It's a pity to
just obliterate it forever.
If you keep around 100 repos in tar.bz2 format, at 10 MB each, that adds to
1GB. Hardly difficult with today's hard disk capacities. So I don't
understand why so anxious to delete everything...
If a branch was not merged into ns-3-dev, I think you should keep it around
somehow, for at least a few years.
Gustavo J. A. M. Carneiro
INESC Porto, Telecommunications and Multimedia Unit
"The universe is always one step beyond logic." -- Frank Herbert
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