On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 01:48:29PM -0400, Rich Freeman wrote:
> On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 12:49 PM, Robin H. Johnson <email@example.com> wrote:
> > 1.
> > Discussion on merge policy. Originally I thought we would disallow merge
> > commits, so that we would get a cleaner history. However, it turns out that if
> > the repo ends up being pushed to different places with slightly different
> > histories, merges are absolutely going to be required to prevent somebody from
> > having to rebase at least one of their sets of commits that are already pushed.
> Not sure I'm following, but I will be the first to admit that I'm a
> git novice. Would this be aided by a convention, like only committing
> to master on the gentoo official repository, and any on-the-side work
> on places like github/etc stays in branches? Those repositories would
> just keep getting fed commits on master from the official repository.
Ok, let me try and reword my statement.
- You have a commit, that you want to put into the Gentoo tree.
- You have already pushed it to your github, signed
- It needs to be merged/rebased so that it applies on the Gentoo tree.
- If you force it to be a rebase so it applies on the tip, then you may
have changed the history of your github tree, and broken any further
- If you permit a merge instead, nobody gets broken.
> > 2.
> > Git-SVN breakage. Why does this matter you're wondering?
> > We need the newer Git for the commit signing, but it comes with a
> > price, the git-svn binary has some major failures with SVN 1.7.
> > Git since 1.7.8 has been broken this way.
> To clarify - these won't be issues for gentoo per se, but there is a
> sense that we can't stabilize the latest git because it will break it
> for people using git-svn on non-gentoo work?
As the Git maintainer, I will not keyword it for anybody until I know
it's not going to lose/corrupt data, regardless of what they are using
I don't think there are many SVN repos left in Gentoo that haven't
converted to using Git directly, so it's probably not a problem from
> If that is the case, what is our sense of how important this feature
> even is to gentoo developers? They're the only ones who really have
> to have the latest git to commit to the official tree.
You'd be excluding me entirely, I need to use git-svn for other work
projects, and emerging between two different versions of git would be
very annoying (I switch constantly between the sides of work as they
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