Re: Push emails for Git

On Thu, 2009-02-12 at 18:55 -0500, Owen Taylor wrote:
> Non fast-forward update to branch
> =================================
> Subject: [gnome-shell] Non-fast-forward updated to branch master
> The branch 'master' was changed in a way that was not a fast-forward update.
> This may cause problems for people pulling from the branch. For more information,
> please see:
> Commits removed from the branch:
>  2d3988c... Bug 570579: Redo the layout of overlay components
>  de1c150... Add librsvg-devel to the OpenSuSE dependency list
> Commits added to the branch:
>  85dae56... Bug 571203 - Handle spaces in overlay search
> <output of git show -p --stat for each new commit>
> Maybe we just hard forbid this in all cases, but it might make sense
> to allow as a (sysadmin-only?) option in recovery-from-stupidity
> cases. If someone acccidentally merges a huge experimental branch to
> master and pushes it, it's probably better to cause a bit of temporary
> pain for people who pulled the bad version.

I think we should forbid this, though we'd probably want to
allow sysadmin to do it when necessary.  Basically, I would
forbid anything that rewrites history.  It's painfully easy
to do such things in git.


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