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From Wido den Hollander <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS][PROPOSAL] cleanup repo
Date Sun, 02 Aug 2015 15:17:23 GMT

On 08/02/2015 03:46 PM, Daan Hoogland wrote:
> As we are changing our review process I want to clean up the
> repository at apache getting rid of stale branches. Of course the
> release branches of old releases should stay, but a lot of old
> branches have been merged at unknown places in the master or old
> release branches. I want to propose to delete them as much as
> possible.
> - I want to delete any branch that has no commits newer then one year old
> - I want to ask the last commiter on any branch with commits newer
> then one year to review if 'their' branch can be removed
> - All branches that are merged back are to remain untouched.
> ideally only the branches 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5 and master will
> remain as branches HEAD. This is unfortunately not true for some older
> releases that were never merged back into their respective release
> branches. Any work in progress will of course not be touched.
> comments?

Nope, a good idea. We should remove old branches. I'd say that
everything over 6 months is also old.


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