[Kde-pim] Problems with infrastructure

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at chello.at
Sat Dec 20 01:08:53 GMT 2014

Sebastian K├╝gler wrote:
> On Tuesday, December 16, 2014 16:12:05 Ben Cooksley wrote:
>> For deleting branches, I think we can allow this - given some
>> protection for certain branches (like the KDE/* branches for
>> instance). Note that courtesy of the backup functionality in our
>> hooks, no branch or tag is ever truly deleted from a repository on
>> git.kde.org. I don't know how easy it would be to alter this behaviour
>> based on the account name of the developer.
> What I would find helpful, concretely:
> - being allowed to delete "own" branches
> - force push for "own" branches since I could delete and recreate a
> branch, I
>   may just as well directly be allowed to force-push, this makes it a bit
>   easier to keep branches as clean as possible
> where "own" means "branchname starts with username/", for example
> "sebas/hacking".

Why can't we just allow delete and force-push of all branches for all KDE 
contributors? Hasn't it always been KDE policy that contributors are trusted 
not to do stupid things? Why do we need to enforce this through technical 

        Kevin Kofler

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