On 17 April 2012 17:17, Morten Wang <nettrom(a)gmail.com> wrote:
What's the take on trunk vs rewrite/2.0? When I
started using PWB a
couple of years ago (or thereabouts), I got the impression that
rewrite was the preferred version to use. Should I consider switching
The main thing is that we should get rid of the split ecosystem. The
thing that is holding is back is that
a) most bots have not been converted to the rewrite and that
b) the rewrite does not offer any immediate rewards for people that
just use bots.
As most bugs get submitted by people that 'just use bots', most
developer time gets invested in those bugs, which means that time has
to be invested in trunk - even though we don't like to.
However, as a framework, the rewrite is built in a much clearer and cleaner way.
Thus, as a guideline, I'd say:
- if you are writing bots yourself: use the rewrite.
- if you are using bots that have been converted to the rewrite:
stay with the rewrite
- if you need other bots, or if you need XML dumps: use trunk.
There are plans to discuss these issues during the upcoming Berlin
hackathon. We should identify the reasons why people don't switch, and
see how we can get them to - be it with carrots or with sticks.