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From: William Hubbs <williamh@g.o>
Subject: Re: Re: [gentoo-dev] Progress on cvs->git migration
Date: Sun, 4 Sep 2011 12:04:20 -0500
On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 03:55:59PM +0530, Nirbheek Chauhan wrote:
> > CVS and SVN have global order, hence their ability to create changelogs
> > that are always growing in a single direction. Git has no global order
> > when merges are involved. If I merge in a commit made months ago, where
> > is the correct place for it in the generated changelog? When the
> > generated changelog is generated from scratch, where does it go? Does it
> > stay in the same place after more merges?
> >
> 
> I could've sworn we had decided to disallow merge commits because of
> this problem, the noise it creates, and the unnecessarily complicated
> history it would create. There's no value in preserving exact history
> for the portage tree.

I realize I'm pretty late on this discussion, but I also would vote for
disallowing merge commits in the portage tree.

William

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Progress on cvs->git migration
-- Alexey Shvetsov
Re: Re: [gentoo-dev] Progress on cvs->git migration
-- Mike Frysinger
Re: Re: [gentoo-dev] Progress on cvs->git migration
-- Robin H. Johnson
Re: Re: [gentoo-dev] Progress on cvs->git migration
-- Mike Frysinger
Re: Re: [gentoo-dev] Progress on cvs->git migration
-- Robin H. Johnson
Re: Re: [gentoo-dev] Progress on cvs->git migration
-- Fabian Groffen
Re: Re: [gentoo-dev] Progress on cvs->git migration
-- Robin H. Johnson
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