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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Compress 1.11 Based on RC2
Date Sun, 03 Apr 2016 09:35:37 GMT
On 2016-04-03, sebb wrote:

> On 3 April 2016 at 06:01, Stefan Bodewig <> wrote:
>> On 2016-04-03, Stian Soiland-Reyes wrote:

>>> Could we delete the tag 1.11-RC1 now?

>> AFAIR we keep all tags, even those for failed RC votes.

> Sometimes tags are withdrawn before a vote is called; I think it's OK
> to delete those, but it's best not to re-use the name.
> So the first vote might be called on RC3 ...

In this specific case we are talking about a tag for a failed vote - one
I canceled.

> For tags that have been used in a vote, we should certainly keep them
> until the end of the vote as it makes diffing easier.

> However I'm not sure that it is necessary to keep superseded tags once
> the vote is complete.
> As long as the tag URL and revision are in the vote e-mail, the
> contents of such tags can still be reconstructed.

Maybe, maybe not. I've decided to create the tag as a detached head. If
I remove the tag a garbage collection may remove the commit. In this
specific case it's no problem since the new tag for RC2 points at the
same commit, but it's not true in general.


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