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Re: dist-git proof of concept phase 2 ready for testing



----- "Jesse Keating" <jkeating redhat com> wrote:

> On Wed, 2009-12-23 at 15:46 -0500, Jarod Wilson wrote:
> > Okay, we've definitely got some slight misunderstanding here... :)
> > 
> > I was objecting to Kevin's suggestion that we should be able to
> build
> > official packages from branches named ^private-*. But building from
> a
> > branch tagged something !^private- is actually necessary sometimes.
> > 
> > The kernel folks have had to do just that from time to time. For
> > example, say the F12 cvs head moves on towards 2.6.32 and an
> official
> > build is submitted to updates-testing. Meanwhile, a security update
> for
> > the already-released-to-users 2.6.31.x kernel needs to get pushed
> out.
> > We create an F12-specific 2.6.31.x branch and build an *official*
> kernel
> > to push to updates post-haste to fix the security issue. This
> *does*
> > need to be allowed. But it wouldn't be on a branch named
> "private-*", it
> > would be quite blatant and obvious in naming, such as
> > f12-2_6_31_x-kernel-branch or similar.
> > 
> > I think there was some confusion in my use of "private branch",
> where I
> > was referring to branches with a name ^private-*, while Kevin was
> > thinking in a more general sense, which would encompass the above
> kernel
> > example.
> > 
> 
> I understand the use case, I'm still not super keen on having
> official
> built packages come out of a branch.  Makes discovery somewhat
> difficult, and leads to problems if we have to bump+build something
> and
> don't realize that the real live code is actually on a branch.
> 

+1

We used branches for a temporary setup recently and it got two people crazy looking for the sources for the builds.  They ended up starting from scratch because they couldn't find it.


> So this needs some more thinking, and discussion, which is happening
> here, which is a good thing.  Healthy debate is good, lets just
> endeavor
> to keep it healthy (:
> 
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