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Re: Proposal: moving tests to GitHub

From: James Graham <jgraham@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2013 12:54:19 +0100
Message-ID: <50FE7DEB.1050105@opera.com>
To: public-webapps@w3.org
On 01/22/2013 12:37 PM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 22, 2013 at 12:30 PM, Tobie Langel <tobie@fb.com> wrote:
>> That's definitely something to keep in mind. How frequent is it that a
>> feature moves from one spec to another (that, is outside of the continuous
>> flow of features that migrate from HTML5 to WebApps)?
>>
>> Is your concern about history loss?
>
> My concern is 1) make work and 2) overhead of deciding what has to be
> tested where. E.g. tests for the ProgressEvent interface test quite a
> bit of IDL related requirements, where do they go? From a distance it
> might all appear modular, but it really is all quite interconnected
> and by creating artificial boundaries that interconnectedness might
> not get testing.

I don't have a strong opinion either way here, but I note that it is 
generally possible to move things between repos relatively easily 
without losing history e.g. using git subtree[1], so I don't think that 
it is necessary to make a decision on this before moving to git.

With that in mind, I suggest doing the move with the repository 
structure more or less as it is today and then later merging the repos 
if we decide that is desirable.

[1] https://github.com/apenwarr/git-subtree/blob/master/git-subtree.txt
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