[Development] Updating/changing "default" branch for qtbase repository
Albert Astals Cid
albert.astals.cid at kdab.com
Mon Sep 16 13:26:07 CEST 2019
El dilluns, 16 de setembre de 2019, a les 13:22:22 CEST, Frederik Gladhorn va
> On mandag 16. september 2019 12:22:06 CEST Edward Welbourne wrote:
> > Albert Astals Cid (16 September 2019 11:33) wrote:
> > > If i do
> > >
> > > git clone ssh://firstname.lastname@example.org/qt/qtbase
> > >
> > > I get branch 5.12
> > >
> > > Given that 5.12 is now on cherry-pick mode (AFAIK) would it make more
> > > sense to default to branch 5.13?
> > We have a history of setting a release branch (stable, I think; perhaps
> > LTS) as the default branch in our repositories. This means that anyone
> > who mirrors our repositories gets that as their default branch (unless /
> > until they update it). I don't see this as a good choice: getting dev
> > on the branches that have it would make more sense.
> > IIUC, the rationale for the present practice is that we want to make it
> > easier for folk who send us fixes. I honestly doubt we'd suffer harm by
> > having fixes sent to us on dev a bit more often (and other changes, that
> > *do* belong on dev, being sent first to another branch would surely
> > happen less often); reviewers can surely help the contributor get it
> > onto the right branch, if there's a good reason why dev isn't good
> > enough.
> > ... now, where have I met this discussion recently ?
> > I'm quite sure I have, but can't remember where ...
> I also had a chat about this recently and the Gerrit admins in general don't
> really fell like constantly changing the default branch, so I'd be much in
> favor of just moving all default branches to dev.
Same here, i think dev makes sense too, but didn't want to propose something
so radical myself ^_^
> In my opinion we should mostly care about the dev branch, since that's where
> all future development needs to happen. Moving changes back into older
> releases can of course be important, but that's not what most people should
> have to worry about.
> > Eddy.
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