[Releasing] rethinking the branching scheme

Oswald Buddenhagen oswald.buddenhagen at digia.com
Thu Feb 20 11:25:33 CET 2014

On Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 12:05:15PM -0800, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> Em qua 19 fev 2014, às 16:35:05, Ziller Eike escreveu:
> > We have to “remember" that sha. A natural way to do that is to have it as
> > HEAD of a 5.2 branch
> We have that. It's the old/5.2 branch.
> Right now, it doesn't exist because the release branch contains[*] it, for the 
> moment.
> [*] no, it doesn't. For qtbase, it should be 
> d7b0581c1c2ef60c08d238dae39298af6904918f.
that's because the release downmerge happened days before the stable
downmerge, and given that the downmerge was completed by CI at a more or
less random moment, it isn't trivial to do it much better without
potentially multiple manual fixups per repo. that's why i said
maintaining the old/ branches is a hassle. the approach is Just Wrong.

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