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



Thorsten Leemhuis (fedora leemhuis info) said: 
> Am Freitag, den 24.03.2006, 17:00 +0100 schrieb
> Christian Iseli licr org:
> > katzj redhat com said:
> > > 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 
> > 
> > I like this idea.  Easy to automate checks.  If it happens, could the 
> > Makefile.common be tweaked to reject a build while the dead.package file 
> > exists ?  (Please :-) ?)
> 
> Why do we need this? I thought we remove all files in devel/ (e.g. also
> the Makefile) and just leave dead.package around. The old and deleted
> files are still available via the CVS if you check out older versions.

If you CVS remove the files, sure. I think someone was suggesting
removing the devel directories entirely, which isn't good.

Bill


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