[scl.org] Component name in non-RH dist-gits

Honza Horak hhorak at redhat.com
Tue Feb 17 07:52:33 UTC 2015

I'm thinking about repositories and branches structure in CentOS a bit 

Currently, there are two ways how components names and branches are 
maintained in SCL world:

A) collection name in branch name
we use component name without prefix in dist-git and branches for 
specific collections internally in RH, so e.g. mariadb has branches for 
mariadb55-*, rh-mariadb100-*, etc..

B) collection name in dist-git repository name
For RHSCL RPMs that are automatically imported into 
https://git.centos.org [1], components *use* prefix in repository names 
and static set of branches. For example mariadb55-mariadb component 
includes branches 'master' and 'c7' [1]. This way seems easier for 
dist-git administration and also seems to be preferred way in Fedora [2].

Since we can always add remote branches in (B) and merge/cherry-pick 
from those as easy as we can in (A), my question is:

"Are there any practical advantages of (A)?"

I don't see any, but I see some advantages of (B) though, since it seems 
to be more consumable to use the same approach (B) in all public repos 
and only use (A) internally only for historic reasons.

Does it make sense to you as well?
[no response means yes to me :) ]

[1] https://git.centos.org/tree/rpms!mariadb55-mariadb/c7


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