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Re: Remove devel branch for obsoleted packages from CVS? (Was: Re: FE Package Status of Mar 22, 2006)

Am Donnerstag, den 23.03.2006, 21:31 -0500 schrieb Jeremy Katz:
> On Thu, 2006-03-23 at 18:10 +0100, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> > Am Mittwoch, den 22.03.2006, 17:39 +0100 schrieb
> > Christian Iseli licr org:
> > > ville skytta iki fi said:
> > > > >     notting at redhat dot com                  aqhbci-qt-tools
> > > > Obsoleted by the FC aqbanking package. 
> > > Ok.  I put it in Extras/PackagesNoLongerInDevel
> > 
> > Okay, that works for now, but we need a real solution. Otherwise we'll
> > create branches for this and similar packages forever and Extras CVS
> > will be a real mess because of this old entry that are useless. 
> > 
> > @CVS-Admins: Would it be okay to remove the devel branch for packages
> > like this? 
> Per the discussion during the meeting this afternoon (and this has
> probably been followed up, but mail is being slow)

I send this mail shortly *before* the FESCo Meeting ;-)

/me really hopes the e-mail problem will be solved soon.

> I'd rather not remove the devel branches as we could potentially lose
> history that way, especially if we ever have to bring a package back.

I suspected something like that but didn't know the details yesterday.

> I'd rather go with creating a file, eg, dead.package in the devel branch
> and hopefully have it filled with the justification for _why_ it's no
> longer needed.  Then, we can use that file to key that it's a devel
> branch which shouldn't need branching for new releases

And that's the way it will be done. We already agreed on this in the
meeting (Summary will follow).

Thorsten Leemhuis <fedora leemhuis info>

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