[Idpy-discuss] Branching and Versioning - wiki pages

Heather Flanagan hlflanagan at sphericalcowgroup.com
Fri Mar 1 18:05:07 UTC 2019

> On Mar 1, 2019, at 9:46 AM, Ivan Kanakarakis <ivan.kanak at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 1 Mar 2019 at 19:36, Heather Flanagan
> <hlflanagan at sphericalcowgroup.com <mailto:hlflanagan at sphericalcowgroup.com>> wrote:
>> Hola a todos!
>> I’ve added a brief wiki page to the SATOSA, pySAML2, and pyXMLSecurity repositories about branching and versioning. The text for each is as follows:
>> ---
>> The idpy projects (including this one) are maintained by a few core maintainers and a larger number of community volunteers. The core maintainers focus entirely on the master branch, developing and evolving the code there. The community volunteers maintain the point-in-time minor and patch releases.
>> For every major release, the core maintainers will create a branch. All work on that branch, including bug fixes and minor enhancements from both the volunteers and the core maintainers, will be coordinated and maintained by the community volunteers.
>> If you would like to be a community volunteer with the appropriate permissions to control a branch, please contact us at discuss at idpy.org.
> I think this is good as a basis to expand upon. We can certainly
> explain more what we mean by a community volunteer and how this will
> work (probably  craft a sketch like the one we had on the whiteboard).

I am happy to have someone to volunteer to create a diagram! :-)

>> Should we add this to any other repository? pyFF? pyOP?
> This will be common for all projects under IdPy. I think it is a bit
> cumbersome to have it replicated on all repositories. Maybe we can
> have it as part of the governance repo (and later on the website) and
> have any other projects point there. What do you think?

I’m not a fan of having it replicated in every repository, but I don’t see a better way to get it in front of the people that need to see it. There is no top level wiki for everything in that organizational repository.


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