dist-git proof of concept phase 2 ready for testing

Jesse Keating jkeating at redhat.com
Mon Dec 21 20:01:38 UTC 2009

On Mon, 2009-12-21 at 19:56 +0100, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Jesse Keating wrote:
> > Treat the origin/F-?? as the master for that release, do your long
> > running not immediately ready for build work on topic branches thereof
> > and only merge them when you're ready to build.
> This requires us to know in advance that the work will be long running. In 
> my experience, this is usually only noticed once the new version has been 
> imported (with the intent to build it right away), or even once it made it 
> to testing and got massive negative karma (after all, that's what testing is 
> for: as the name says, stuff there needs to get tested and can fail).
> One case where I had to branch off an old build: I noticed on December 14 
> that the September 30 kde-plasma-networkmanagement snapshot had been pushed 
> only to F11 updates and not to F12, breaking the upgrade path. By then, the 
> F-12 branch had moved on to an October 24 snapshot, but I didn't want to 
> rush out a newer, untested snapshot to fix the upgrade path, but instead 
> queue the same one as on F11. (In addition, the October 24 snapshot is 
> outdated too, Rawhide has a newer one, but current snapshots require Qt 
> 4.6.) But the corresponding F12 build had already been deleted by Koji, so I 
> had to branch and rebuild a new one. I used the "create a branch with a name 
> which looks like a build tag to the tag validator" hack and branched
> kde-plasma-networkmanagement-0_9-0_3_20090930svn_fc12_x, then built off that 
> branch.
>         Kevin Kofler

While I need to digest this a bit more, it really sounds like you're
trying to do waaaay to active development on /released/ Fedora branches,
eg a problem of your own creation.

Jesse Keating
Fedora -- Freedom² is a feature!
identi.ca: http://identi.ca/jkeating
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