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From Uwe Schindler <>
Subject Re: Removing branch_5x shortly
Date Sat, 20 Feb 2016 19:26:44 GMT

Let's keep the branch. The other ones from 3 and 4 are also still there.

If anybody commits, who cares? If we don't release, it's just useless work.

If we want to nuke branch, do the same for previous ones.


Am 20. Februar 2016 19:58:21 MEZ, schrieb Dawid Weiss <>:
>> Can't we tag it and then delete the branch?
>Any reference. So yes, sure you can. But this doesn't really address
>the second part of my e-mail -- people would still have to issue:
>git remote prune origin
>and I don't want to fight Uwe over supposedly magical git commands :)
>> if infra let's us put in any git hooks and protect branches from
>Yes, this would be another option (but it requires admin-side tweaks).
>> I'm not convinced we need a new strategy just because we are on git
>> We generally don't decide we won't do a release, someone volunteers
>to put
>> one together when something prompts it. I don't remember protecting
>> in SVN and so I wonder if we need to now?
>Exactly. We really don't need to do anything other than just agree to
>not commit there... that's part of the reason I wanted more "semantic"
>names for branches -- they're kind of hard to eradicate once created
>in public.
>Anyway, as for branch_5x -- no need to protect anything, really. If
>somebody DOES commit something (by accident or otherwise) we can
>always revert those commits (or even force the reference to what it
>was before the mistake, effectively undoing the change).
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