dist-git proof of concept phase 1 complete

Toshio Kuratomi a.badger at gmail.com
Wed Dec 16 15:28:57 UTC 2009

On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 12:33:20AM -0500, Jon Masters wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-12-15 at 12:35 -0800, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
> > master makes a lot of sense from a git perspective.  devel (or rawhide)
> > makes sense from what we actually call the code that that branch eventually
> > makes.  A symlink might alleviate the confusion but it could also add to it.
> > (For instance, I was operating in the kernel/devel branch but when I want to
> > git checkout -b devel git gives me a strange error.)
> > 
> > I don't see a clear answer for what's best here, yet. :-(
> I think those of us who follow rawhide will quickly realize the change
> in naming (ok maybe a symbol is vaguely useful, and also needs to be
> explained somewhere when people inevitably ask) and move on. Conversely,
> someone who is new or hasn't followed "devel" branches before should
> just be able to use git how they have elsewhere and it should work.
> Summary: easier to make life easier for new developers.
Not all packagers use git elsewhere.

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