Re: fast-forward only policy

On Tue, May 5, 2009 at 11:29 PM, Robin Sonefors <ozamosi flukkost nu> wrote:
> On tis, 2009-05-05 at 23:10 +0300, Felipe Contreras wrote:
>> Imagine someone who has been on a GNOME hiatus or is a new comer. What
>> would be easier to understand? '1-2' or 'stable'?
> If I want the sources for the gedit in Gnome 2.26, cloning gedit's
> repository and checking out the branch 'gnome-2-26' sounds like an
> easy-to-remember way to do it. If I want the sources for gedit in Gnome
> 2.24, I can probably deduce that 'gnome-2-24' sounds like a branch to
> look for.

Right, 'gnome-2-24' does actually point to the latest release (2.24.3)
which is good and I think all the GNOME projects should have such
branches (perhaps 'gnome-2.24' instead) so it's easier to manually
checkout the sources you want. But that's not in the guidelines, and
it seems not even GTK+ is following that. I believe right now in order
to find out all the latest stable packages for a certain GNOME release
you need to use something like jhbuild.

Also note that in gedit's repo 'gnome-2-22' is not even pointing to a
release, so it might not even work and therefore not exactly what you

But 'gedit-2-8' on the other hand (project-major-minor), that's what
I'm suggesting to replace with 'stable'.

> To more-or-less completely replace the contents of the branch 'stable'
> every six months, and keep tags to those revisions to make sure they can
> be retrieved and turned into their own branches if anyone wants, sounds
> like branch abuse to me.

That's exactly what people do with linux's repos, and I wouldn't call
it abuse, it's a perfectly natural git operation.

Note that you still need to create a local branch anyway:
git checkout -b gedit-2-8 origin/gedit-2-8

There's not much difference to:
git checkout -b gedit-2-8 GEDIT_2_8_2

Felipe Contreras

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