Apologies for breaking the freeze and a suggestion

Ben Cooksley bcooksley at kde.org
Tue Jul 10 23:23:28 UTC 2012

On Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 5:06 AM, Allen Winter <winter at kde.org> wrote:
> On Tuesday, July 10, 2012 06:32:04 PM Aurélien Gâteau wrote:
>> Hi,
>> This morning I worked on two bug fixes for Gwenview which I pushed to the
>> KDE/4.9 branch. Only later in the afternoon did I check email and realized I
>> should not have pushed those changes as we were freezing for RC2. I want to
>> apologize for that.
>> Since a "git push" is a bit too easy to do, I was wondering whether it would
>> be possible to have a git hook which would disallow pushing in freeze mode.
>> The hook could be designed to only allow commits if they have a
>> "APPROVED_BY_RELEASE_TEAM" keyword in the commit message.
>> This would prevent clueless people like me from pushing when they should
>> not. Do you think this is doable?
> I don't know if it's doable.  But I like the idea.
> Our awesome sysadmins might have some thoughts.

Whilst this would be possible, it would require maintaining a list of
all KDE SC repositories which are affected by this freeze, and making
changes around each freeze period to switch it on and off again.

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