Changes to branch management

Jan Kundr√°t jkt at
Wed Dec 24 16:04:02 GMT 2014

On Wednesday, 24 December 2014 01:57:15 CEST, Ben Cooksley wrote:
> Unfortunately i'm not sure if Gitolite's ACL mechanisms let us
> differentiate between tags and branches so if we allow anyone to
> delete branches they'll probably be able to do the same for tags.

Are the generated config files or the scripts for generating gitolite's 
config files available somewhere? The Gitolite setup I'm familiar with uses 
explicit qualifiers such as "refs/heads/" and "refs/tags/" when setting up 
ACLs. Do you use something different on git.k.o? If not, then managing tags 
separately from branches should come for free.

The way I see it, there are two reasonable alternatives with the current 

1) Everybody can create, delete and force-push to all branches except the 
"reserved" ones (kde/*, master, stable,... see the list).

2) People are free to create, delete and force-push to all branches below 
my/$username/ (in my case, tat would be my/jkt/foo for example). Only repo 
owners can create, delete and force-push to arbitrary branch names.

Deciding which of these to use should be just a matter of style. Both seem 
very sensible to me, and they will definitely present an improvement over 
the current status where people can create, but not cleanup afterwards.

With kind regards,

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