Policy on git feature branches

Sebastian Trüg trueg at kde.org
Tue Feb 1 12:05:49 GMT 2011

On 02/01/2011 11:11 AM, Andreas Pakulat wrote:
> On 01.02.11 10:21:01, Sebastian Trüg wrote:
>> Hi list,
>> I have been working on an improvement for Nepomuk via git-svn for a
>> while now and would now like to push it to kde-runtime.
> If the branch has been created via git-svn you cannot merge it properly.
> You need to cherry-pick all commits.
>> However, I would prefer to keep the commit history and backport to 4.6.
>> Thus, I thought of pushing my feature branch into the kde-runtime
> That won't work, as git-svn created different commits for all the history
> your branch is based on. So git cannot merge your branch into kde-runtimes
> history. The only options are to either cherry-pick all commits or rebase
> your feature branch onto kde-runtime as it is now. Then you can merge it.

I did cherry-pick them all into a new branch in my local kde-runtime clone.

> Merging itself should be local, the history of the branch will be preserved
> anyway (specify --no-ff in case git merge decides to try a fast-forward)
> even if you don't push the feature branch into the remote repository.

So I merge into master and 4.6 locally and then simply push the two, right?


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