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Re: Random Query Generator docs might disappear soon


On 7/16/2012 6:08 PM, Daniel Bartholomew wrote:


My plan is to create a Random Query Generator category and to put the
docs for the RQG under there. The URI will be:


The above doesn't exist right now, but when it does, and the initial
documentation is in place, you will be able to update the docs
whenever you make changes to the various RQG scripts.

Elena> But the problem with my modifications is that they currently
Elena> live in my work tree, I'm still not sure what is the right way
Elena> to handle it. I see that Oracle guys do merges into the main RQG
Elena> tree (not Philip), so I guess they kind of "own" it, and I don't
Elena> know whether I should merge my changes, especially
Elena> MariaDB-specific parts, into the same tree, or request them to
Elena> decide whether they want them, or to keep a separate MariaDB
Elena> tree. So far I've just been merging the main tree into mine, to
Elena> avoid diversion, but not the other way round.
Elena> Any opinions would be appreciated.

If the Oracle people are willing to merge in your changes and additions
(including the MariaDB-specific parts) then it would be simpler to just
use their tree, but if they're unwilling and/or slow to merge in your
changes then we should probably have our own tree and merge in their
changes periodically.

I'll try to find out.

What about adding the RQG to the mariadb-tools project? Or is it a
big/separate enough project that it needs its own launchpad project and

randgen is about 20 Mb / 500 files as of now, so I'd say it's pretty big comparing to mariadb-tools. I don't know whether it would be good or bad to have it there, I know some people prefer to have everything in the same project, even in maria, to minimize the number of pulls/branches, while others want the amount of pulled data to be as small as possible, and get additional stuff only when they need it. I'm equally fine with either.