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From Gilles <>
Subject Re: [Math] Create "development" branch?
Date Thu, 04 Feb 2016 13:04:55 GMT
On Wed, 3 Feb 2016 19:57:33 -0800, William Barker wrote:
> I would wait until after the TLP move for any big SCM changes.

I guess that the git repository won't be affected.
Anyways, nothing will be lost if some changes are in order, so
I don't see why work has to be put on hold.

> I'm not clear on what problem is trying to be solved here. Git 
> branches are
> cheap, so create as many as you like for experimental changes, but I 
> doubt
> the PMC would agree to release from such a branch

It looks like you are not aware of the background of this question:


> On Wednesday, February 3, 2016, Gilles <> 
> wrote:
>> Hello.
>> Shall we go forward with the creation of a branch named
>> "development", and stop committing to "master" (which, by
>> convention, should only contain tags of released code)?
>> Shall we also adopt a convention for feature branches, like
>> names that are prefixed with "f-" or "feature-", to make it
>> visible that they are WIP to be merged in "development"?
>> [IOW, as a reminder that those branches should not exist
>> for a long time, and should be deleted after the merge.]
>> Perhaps even clearer would be to attach a JIRA report
>> number to the name, like "feature-MATH-1319", so that we do
>> not forget to open a corresponding issue.
>> Regards,
>> Gilles
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