Policy on git feature branches

Sebastian Trüg trueg at kde.org
Tue Feb 1 12:28:14 GMT 2011

On 02/01/2011 01:21 PM, Andreas Pakulat wrote:
> On 01.02.11 13:05:49, Sebastian Trüg wrote:
>> 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?
> Yes. Except that I thought 4.6 was staying feature-frozen not only in
> kdelibs but also kde-runtime and other modules. But then I don't follow
> that stuff closely, so maybe I'm wrong.

It is not really a feature. "Just" a fix/improvement/whatever which is
rather heavy.


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