[Libreoffice] Work Flow Inquiry

Bjoern Michaelsen bjoern.michaelsen at canonical.com
Mon May 30 13:44:10 PDT 2011


On Mon, 30 May 2011 13:42:19 -0500
Norbert Thiebaud <nthiebaud at gmail.com>

> after that, cherry pick, and never ever merge one way or the other.
> (iow the 3.X branch diverge from that point on)

What could still be done though is to do throw-away-merges: Merge them
without pushing, just to see that nothing is missing on master. If
something is missing, cherrypick it. Patch frequency is lower after
X.X.0 anyway.

> wrt 'log readability'. what is really confusing is a mix of cherry
> pick _and_ merge.

While you can limit that, you would never get rid of it completely.
Somebody doing a change on master and recognizing it to be critical
will not change branches and do the change on the release branch and
then merge it back to master, esp. given the intentionally open nature
of master and that even before a X.X.0 release there are reviews needed
at some point. You can get the release branch 'clean', but not the
master branch.



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