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Re: [libvirt] RFC: Rename / move / delete files in GIT

On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 03:36:13PM +0200, Daniel Veillard wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 11:38:19AM +0100, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> > With the 0.7.1 relesae out of the way I'd like to suggest that we take 
> > this time to move around some files in GIT to correct some long standing
> > wierd/bad naming decisions :-)
> > 
> > 
> > The qemud/ directory is better named 'daemon', and some of the things
> > in there should really have been in the src/ directory. So...
> > 
> >  * qemud/ -> daemon/
> >  * qemud/qemud.{h,c} daemon/main.{h,c}
> >  * qemud/default-network.xml ->  src/network/default.xml
> >  * qemud/libvirtd_qemu.aug src/qemu/qemu.aug
> >  * qemud/test_libvirtd_qemu.aug src/qemu/test_qemu.aug
> >  * qemud/remote_protocol.x -> src/remote/remote_protocol.x
>   ACK, though daemon/main.{h,c} could be libvirtd.{h,c}, not a big deal
>   though

Ok, paulo suggested that too, so i'll go for that instead.

> > That would just leave all the shared source files in src/. We could
> > leave them there, or create a src/util/  directory for that stuff.
>   I'm fine keeping in the main dir for the moment.
> > Move virsh into the tools directory
> > 
> >  * src/virsh.c -> tools/virsh.c
> >  * docs/virsh.pod -> tools/virsh.pod
> Could be left in docs, both places are IMHO adequate

I think its important to have the POD docs in the same place as the
source file, mostly so its obvious that people changing the virsh.c
will see there's a man page that needs changing too.

> >  * python/libvirt_wrap.h -> python/types.h
>   the types are wrappers, the problem is that "types.h" is so
> generic that it's more likely to raise portability problems,
> I would avoid that change

Ok, I'll think of a name that's less likely to clash - just wanted
the .c and .h to have the same base name here.

> > Cleanup the docs/ directory 
> > 
> >  * docs/*.html.in   -> docs/website/
>   Hum ... I'm not that fond of that, sure it's used for the website
> but it's still the main documentation, and I like to have the full docs
> tree checkout being the website. If you search the .xml they are on the
> web too, at a predictable place.
> >  * docs/*.html:   delete from GIT
> >  * docs/devhelp:  delete from GIT
> >  * docs/html:     delete from GIT
>   It's not that much of churn, I don't remember any time where this
> generated a problem, and this makes the EXTRA_DIST / dist more complex.
> I'm not convinced it will really heklp that much, nor save much
> bandwidth either.

Mostly just that it is rather a pain to have these files creating huge
changesets when doing API work. Or changing sitemap.html.in for example
results in a giant changeset affecting every html file which is obscuring
the real change when doing reviews.

> >  * docs/libvirt-{api,refs}.xml: delete from GIT
>   Disagree, I want those to be in git to see diff, and also to make sure
> one can rebuild the python bindings on a platfor where the generation
> may fail.

The API generator should really ever fail on other OS, since it is
pure python + libxml2 both of which are pretty reliable & portable.

> > For there places where I list 'delete from GIT', we would ensure that
> > when you run 'make dist' the files are still included in the tar.gz
>   Yes but still I would prefer to keep some of it in git.
> > NB, we would also update the cron job that deploys the website on
> > libvirt.org soo that it runs 'make' in the docs/website directory
> > to generate the .html files.
>   I'm not fond of a subdirectory for the web site. I really think
> everything out of doc should be reachable with a trivial http:// url

The goal was to try and make it clear what's part of the website and
what's not - eg some bits under docs/ are not part of the website. I
will try a different approach though, leave the website where it is
and see if any of the other bits are better elsewhere. eg pki_check.sh
might be better as tools/virt-pki-check

FYI, i'll have a go at making these changes and make them visible as
a branch on my gitorious.org repository so other people can see what
it all looks like

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