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Re: Proposal: moving tests to GitHub

From: Tobie Langel <tobie@fb.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2013 23:57:27 +0000
To: Julian Aubourg <j@ubourg.net>, Robin Berjon <robin@w3.org>
CC: Odin HÝrthe Omdal <odinho@opera.com>, "public-webapps@w3.org" <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <F9981AFB970564408FEB7DFCF62D440843702713@PRN-MBX01-4.TheFacebook.com>
On 1/23/13 12:48 AM, "Julian Aubourg" <j@ubourg.net> wrote:

>I love the idea of moving to github.
>The one-repo idea, while much simpler from a maintenance point of view,
>could easily be a burden on users that subscribe to it. Even more so for
>people who can merge PRs (and thus will receive an email for a PR
>initiated for any spec).
>
>Not saying it is blocking but it's something to keep in mind. Mail
>filters can go a long way here but filtering out specific specs kinda
>defeats the purpose of having so many eyes looking at everything.

It's also worth thinking about which solution will have more chances of
fostering a community of external contributors and reviewers. Strong but
very specialized contributors might not get noticed. Being the biggest
contributor to the XHR test suite might carry a lot more value than being
the 50th biggest contributor to W3C tests in general.

--tobie
Received on Tuesday, 22 January 2013 23:58:48 GMT

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