[Standards] MIX progress

Florian Schmaus flo at geekplace.eu
Tue Jul 5 09:11:34 UTC 2016

On 05.07.2016 10:56, Ashley Ward wrote:
>> On 5 Jul 2016, at 09:51, Florian Schmaus <flo at geekplace.eu> wrote:
>> On 05.07.2016 10:08, Evgeny Khramtsov wrote:
>>> Tue, 5 Jul 2016 09:55:53 +0200
>>> Florian Schmaus <flo at geekplace.eu> wrote:
>>>> I'd also welcome if XEP development, especially for such an important
>>>> one like MIX, would be more open.
>>> For the record, we already have github XSF repo for that. We can keep
>>> development there and tag stable version.
>> So far, the XSF repo is *only* used for submitted XEPs, everything in
>> inbox/ is a ProtoXEPs and XEPs with numbers follow the standards track.
>> Changes are only made by the XSF Editor Team. It is not used for active
>> development of those XEPs, and I think it should be that way.
> For a while it’s been my vision that each XEP should have its own repo. The authors could then ‘own’ their own XEP repo - push to development branches, accept updates (to draft XEPs), etc. This would need a much higher level of automation than we have now though, and I just don’t have the bandwidth to do anything on it at the moment unfortunately.

To be frank, I think the one-repo-per-XEP approach is a terrible idea. I
see not a single major advantage, but it would require and enormous
maintenance and setup effort. Simply have a few people which review PRs
against the repo for some simple constraints, e.g. that they don't mess
with other peoples XEPs, and then merge them (note that this is
basically the same approach the xsf/xeps repo uses). It would be
possible to setup something like this in 30 minutes.

- Florian

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