[Nagiosplug-devel] Forking the contrib section?

Thomas Guyot-Sionnest dermoth at aei.ca
Fri Jul 17 05:11:23 CEST 2009

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I was looking at some repository clone that included patches to /contrib
and that got me an idea. The policy right now is to encourage authors to
move away contrib plugins to Nagiosexchange. However many need the
Nagios-plugins tree to compile, and most lost their original authors.
Meanwhile some useful plugins in there get patches from time to time
that we don't really want to apply because we don't really want to
support that unsupported section.

I'd like to fork /contrib to a separate git repository and add a "mob"
user (unrestricted check-in access to the "mob" branch) for people to
commit things­, then we can do a short review from time to time and
merge changes from the mob branch.

Think of this as a service to help the community maintaining these
plugins without any guarantee regarding the quality and safety of these
plugins from the Nagios-Plugins team. I believe that it would relieve us
of that plugins section and help the community getting patches in.

/contrib could then become a git submodule that can be included for
compiling the plugins.

Any comments  or objections?

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