[Mesa-dev] Mesa main repor branch clean-up

Mark Janes mark.a.janes at intel.com
Wed Jan 6 23:39:38 UTC 2021

Thank you for doing this.  The dead branches in the mesa repo always
annoyed me.

There are still many tags that look like they were inadvertently pushed
to the origin by developers.  Does it make sense to delete them as well?


Jason Ekstrand <jason at jlekstrand.net> writes:

> All,
> At suggestion from several people on IRC, I've done a bit of house
> cleaning of the main Mesa repo.  I created a new mesa/mesa-archive
> repo and moved all of the stale feature branches to that repo and
> removed them from mesa/mesa.  Many of those branches haven't seen a
> commit in 10-20 years so all they're doing for most mesa devs is
> adding clutter.
> I left all the release branches since 7.8.  Dylan suggested I get rid
> of those too but it seems like a good idea to leave them for archival
> purposes.  If others think they should be removed, I'm happy to do
> that.
> If someone objects to moving stale branches to an archive repo, feel
> free to say so and I can always put them back.
> --Jason
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