A quick note for all GSoC students and mentors.
We are now ready to start creating GSoC branches. If you feel that you'd
need one, drop me (personally or on dev) a note with your java.net user
Keep in mind however that working on a branch has the disadvantage of
making updates a lot trickier. Following changes in trunk becomes more
complicated since you won't be able to simply "svn update" any longer
and would have to "svn merge" instead.
This is a bit problematic since the SVN version currently offered by
java.net is 1.4 so there's no support for merge tracking in there. This
basically means that if any conflicts appear in classes that have been
modified by both you and an SC developer, you would have to manually
resolve them every time you merge (and not only once as with merge
tracking or "svn update").
Having said this, committing changes to a branch has the obvious
advantage of offering backup, and making them available to others for an
In the end of the day, it's really about what you need and what suits
you best, so let me know.