Merge or Cherry-Pick?

Nicolás Alvarez nicolas.alvarez at
Tue Feb 8 17:49:12 GMT 2011

On 03/02/2011, Johannes Sixt <j.sixt at> wrote:
> Am 2/3/2011 12:15, schrieb Hugo Pereira Da Costa:
>> So I git cloned KDE/4.6 into some local branch (git checkout KDE/4.6; git
>> checkout -b toolbuttons), then fix, then test.
>> Now I want to merge to the KDE/4.6 branch; thats easy.
>> Then I want to merge to master (or to some local branch cloned from master
>> and
>> then from there to master). As already announced in this thread, this
>> results
>> in tons of conflicts (notably many .desktop files).
> Before anybody begins to work in this way, someone with sufficient
> knowlege must introduce the first real merge of the 4.6 branch into the
> master branch. The conflicts must be resolved; or it is possible to punt
> by using -s ours.
> As long as this merge did not happen, anyone who wants to use the merge
> workflow is at a loss, unfortunately.
>> Or should I give up and cherry-pick ? (I'd really like not to).
> My recommendation: Keep the fix in 4.6 only for the moment. Just wait
> until the initial merge has happened - and lets hope (HOPE BIG TIME) that
> the person doing that merge knows what s/he is doing!

I have now merged 4.6 into master in kde-workspace.


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