Changes to branch management

Alex Merry alex.merry at
Tue Dec 23 13:38:33 GMT 2014

On Wednesday 24 December 2014 00:04:22 Ben Cooksley wrote:
> The first seems the least contentious: allowing all developers to
> delete branches on our mainline repositories, except for certain
> protected branches (like "master" and "KDE/*" for instance).
> Any suggestions or variations on this?

I think "master" and "KDE/*" is a reasonable set of protected branches, and 
allowing deleting other branches should be fine, given the backup system.

> Note: the protected branches really do need to be universal across all
> repositories to be effective - otherwise the effort required to add
> the protection will introduce an extremely high maintenance burden.

Also, having consistency helps people working across multiple projects, which 
I have always got the impression is something we encourage.


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