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



On 12/23/2009 06:07 PM, Roland McGrath wrote:
>> Right, but when I as a releng person need to bump something in an
>> emergency or when a maintainer is out, I expect origin/master to be
>> "live" for rawhide, ditto origin/F-12 for Fedora 12.  I don't expect
>> that I'd have to go hunting down where the commit hash for the previous
>> build came from, then try to discover which branch that commit hash
>> currently lives on, so that I can commit on top of it and keep going.
> 
> Ok.  But, chances are that builds from branches are for temporary
> situations (emergency updates while bigger updates are in testing, etc.)
> and the circumstance where the obvious tip is not the same as the last
> build will be rare.

Yeah, but in the situation where I need to make a quick legal change, I
would really prefer to know for sure where to make that change, and not
have to worry about which of the numerous branches I should apply it to.

~spot


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