Git Worflow, branch creation.

Thiago Macieira thiago at
Thu May 19 11:39:24 BST 2011

On Thursday, 19 de May de 2011 22:30:35 Ben Cooksley wrote:
> Doesn't apply to KDE repositories, as performing a rebase involves a
> force push, which initiates the damage prevention area of our hooks.
> This triggers creation of a "backup ref" protecting the contents of
> the old ref from being affected by a gc, and ensures they are always
> reachable.
> It is a protective measure to guard against malicious force pushes or
> branch deletions. (Note that git doesn't fetch backup refs normally)
> Further, if the code you rebased is still accessible in it's original
> form in another branch people will still need to download those
> commits when they clone the repo.

Right, but those backups should be deleted after some time.

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