[Kde-scm-interest] [Kde-pim] Git and the needs of KDE PIM

Jeff Mitchell mitchell at kde.org
Sat Jan 16 16:10:29 CET 2010

On 01/15/2010 08:13 AM, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> Em Sexta-feira 15 Janeiro 2010, às 12:00:56, Jeff Mitchell escreveu:
>> On 01/15/2010 03:18 AM, Thiago Macieira wrote:
>>> For Qt, we have one pre-receive script that makes sure the initial Qt
>>> commit back in 1994 doesn't end up in the public repository.
>> How come?  Just curious.
> Because we don't want the old history of Qt to become public. There are 
> certain commits talking about customers who forced us to do something we 
> didn't want to, or one in particular where one developer was swearing about an 
> important developer of another project.
> Not to mention, of course, the names of every single developer who had ever 
> worked for Trolltech. We cannot publish those names without each individual 
> person's consent. (privacy laws)

Yeah, I knew about you guys keeping previous history out, but I didn't
understand why you specifically kept out the very first commit (as
opposed to saying all commits before March 2009)...

> 1) none of the old commits are allowed in the new repository. Since all old 
> commits have the first commit as final ancestor, ensuring that the first commit 
> doesn't end up in the repository ensures that none of the others do.

...until now. This explains it...thanks  :-)


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