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Re: [syslog-ng] versioning and maintenance

From: Gergely Nagy <algernon_at_nospam>
Date: Mon Apr 25 2011 - 17:26:57 GMT
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Balazs Scheidler <> writes:

> On Mon, 2011-04-25 at 14:09 +0200, Gergely Nagy wrote:
> I wouldn't want to do this, syslog-ng Open Source Edition is an
> independent project, and the Premium Edition is based on that. It's easy
> to find conflicts of interest if the same set of guys are trying to work
> on both the OSE and the PE versions.
> That's why I try to remain an outsider for the BalaBit team, and do
> everything out in the open.
> Of course as you know, we're working with the team to make their work
> more public, but that's not always easy.

Aye, understandable. Was just an idea. :)

>> That way, you could focus on development, and leave the boring
>> maintainance to those who already do something similar. :)
>> This only works though, if the stable branch is bugfix-only.
>> > * I plan to announce a feature freeze for 3.3 and publish a beta
>> > version. And at the same time open the 3.4 branch for integrating all
>> > the stuff which has accumulated on the mailing list.
>> (Imagine cute puppy eyes here:) Would it be possible to get the
>> value-pairs() & afmongodb updates in before the feature freeze? O:)
> I've started integrating value-pairs(). I started doing simple cosmetic
> things here & there, and I'm afraid I got into too large-scale changes.
> It all started with my desire to remove the dependency on GlobalConfig,
> so I blame that.

I'm curious what you've made out of it.

> I usually try to do much smaller changes to patches, and sorry if I
> spoil your joy.

If a patch deserves to be rewritten, so be it. At least I could provide
a base to build on! :)

(The fun is in writing the stuff anyway, seeing it integrated in one
form or the other is just the icing on the cake, but the cake's
delicious even without that - so to say)

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