git workflow draft

Jeremy Whiting jpwhiting at
Wed Aug 31 16:07:57 BST 2011

Ok it seems most people with a preference prefer KDE/X.Y over X.Y and for
valid reasons
1) Other non-kde blessed branches can have obvious names.
2) Kdelibs, base, etc. are already KDE/X.Y
3) More modules are already KDE/X.Y than X.Y so less to fix when enforcing
consistency. (after looking at which repos would need to change, I'm not so
sure about this one...)

Thus I propose we agree to use KDE/X.Y for official kde release branches
going forward and after tagging tomorrow put a notice on relevant mailing
lists and on techbase.  Then one week later perform the required changes to
existing repositories.
1 kdegraphics
2 kdeedu
3 kdeutils
4 kdepim
5 kdepim-runtime
6 kdeplasma-addons
7 kdepimlibs

If I've missed any in the above list, please add them.

best regards,

On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 5:00 AM, Sebastian K├╝gler <sebas at> wrote:

> On Friday, August 26, 2011 12:06:26 Stephen Kelly wrote:
> > >> Was this decided upon at some point?  I got conflicting stories from
> > >> sysadmin and other developers.  Yesterday after migrating
> > >> kdeaccessibility to git I was asked by a sysadmin to rename the X.Y
> > >> branches to KDE/X.Y  I think concensus and consistency are important
> > >> here.  Was there a decision that the official branches should be named
> > >> X.Y?
> > >
> > > My vote goes to "KDE/X.Y", it is clearer what it means.
> >
> > When the frameworks get split out into multiple repos, will they still
> use
> > branch names KDE/5.0? What will that mean? Or will we come up with
> another
> > scheme then?
> I think they should, here's my reasoning:
> The KDE part of the branch name means it's our "official" branch, i.e. it's
> done by KDE (not by individuals acting on their own), so basically our
> official namespace. We use $name/feature elsewhere, and I think KDE/5.37
> would
> blend in nicely here. On top of that, it gives some continuity.
> Cheers,
> --
> sebas
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