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Re: In need of Guideline for a small project developpement with Launchpad


Hi Thomas,

There's some documentation of similar scenarios here that you might find useful:


and I cc'd some of the people working on them in case there's more
they'd like to add from your post.

2009/2/27 Thomas Manson <dev.mansonthomas@xxxxxxxxx>:
> Hi,
> I'm fairly new to Launchpad and Bazaar (on which I have some basic
> understanding) and I've setup a project on the Launchpad plateform.
> I'm using Bazaar/launchpad on a small web project which is split up in 3
> eclipse projects, we're now 2 developer on the project (before I was alone
> which make things pretty simple).
> Bazaar gives a lot of liberty on how to manage your project, but  right now,
> I'm quite lost...
> Do I need a gatekeeper ?  What branch layout should I start from ?
> Is the following scheme would be good ?
> * The project trunked own by the team for release.
> * a dev branch own by the team
> * each time a developer works on a functionnality, should he create a branch
> for this and then merge it to the dev branch ?
> * once the dev branch is stable enough we merge it with the trunk ?

I think that sounds pretty good, except I would question whether you
really need a separate dev branch and a trunk branch.  Each branch
should have a purpose and would there really be a different purpose
between the dev branch and trunk?

What I'd suggest instead is that when you make a release, at that
point you should make a new branch for that release series and
associate that with the series in Launchpad.

I don't think you need to set up a gatekeeper unless you especially
want a long test suite to be rigorously enforced and doing it by hand
is not enough.

> Also I'm used to handle all the VCS inside eclipse GUI (with CVS/SVN
> plugin), but with Bazaar, I feel that I can't do that, and I really need to
> use command line utilities.
> (which sounds not that handy compared to CVS/SVN eclipse integration, but
> yes, they are less powerfull).
> Is there a short list of utility I should learn ?
> I'd really like to spend more time on project developement and less on
> learning Bazaar ;o)))

So I'd suggest reading the tutorial, and giving feedback on the Bazaar
list or irc channel for any thing that is lacking from the eclipse
integration or

Martin <http://launchpad.net/~mbp/>

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