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From Rafael Weingärtner <>
Subject Re: Clean up old and obsolete branches
Date Mon, 04 Dec 2017 11:37:25 GMT
I thought someone might bring that up. The problem with using branches in
the official repo is that only committers will be able to commit there. So,
we would restrict the group of people that might be able to participate in
this type of cooperation. I do not see the difficulty for a
contributor/committer to give permissions for others in their own
repository that is a fork from our official one. I have done that with some
friends before.

Also, do not worry Erik; the idea is not to delete anything right away. We
are only bringing the topic for a broader discussion here.

On Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 8:58 AM, Erik Weber <> wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 9:05 PM, Khosrow Moossavi
> <> wrote:
> > Hi Community
> >
> > I would like to start the discussion around deleting old and obsolete
> > branches on github repository. This will help newcomers (including
> myself)
> > to keep track of which branches are important and which are not. And
> since
> > almost everyone's working on their own forks there is no need to keep
> > feature/bugfix/hotfix branches around in the main official repository.
> >
> > I've created an issue which contains full list of branches in
> > GH/apache/cloudstack repo as of time of writing this email and the
> > proposition of which one of them can be deleted.
> >
> >
> >
> > I would appreciate your questions, comments, suggestions.
> Do note that there might be branches with unmerged changes, I don't
> think we should just automatically delete those without reflecting
> over its content.
> Although these branch might be stray now, there could be pieces there
> that someone else could use at a later point.
> As for old feature/fix branches that has been merged, I'm +1 to
> cleanup up those.
> --
> Erik

Rafael Weingärtner

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