dist-git proof of concept phase 1 complete

Andreas Schwab schwab at redhat.com
Wed Dec 16 17:33:39 UTC 2009

Toshio Kuratomi <a.badger at gmail.com> writes:

> On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 10:13:33AM +0100, Andreas Schwab wrote:
>> Jesse Keating <jkeating at redhat.com> writes:
>> > On Tue, 2009-12-15 at 13:33 -0500, Todd Zullinger wrote:
>> >> 
>> >> My thinking is that we don't use origin/next or origin/maint either
>> >> and both are common upstream in git and the kernel.
>> >> 
>> >> While origin/master is common, 
>> >
>> > origin/master isn't "common", it's the friggin default.  Every single
>> > git repo I interact with has development happening on origin/master.
>> > It's way more than just "common".
>> You can set any branch as default via origin/HEAD, and some do.  It is
>> also easy to make origin/devel an alias for origin/master.
> So what's an alias?

See git-symbolic-ref(1).  HEAD is an example.

> If that's so, that's a much better solution than a symlink.

They used to be implemented with a symlink.


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