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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Compress 1.11 Based on RC2
Date Sun, 03 Apr 2016 09:48:19 GMT
On 3 April 2016 at 10:35, Stefan Bodewig <bodewig@apache.org> wrote:
> On 2016-04-03, sebb wrote:
>
>> On 3 April 2016 at 06:01, Stefan Bodewig <bodewig@apache.org> wrote:
>>> On 2016-04-03, Stian Soiland-Reyes wrote:
>
>>>> Could we delete the tag 1.11-RC1 now?
>
>>> AFAIR we keep all tags, even those for failed RC votes.
>
>> Sometimes tags are withdrawn before a vote is called; I think it's OK
>> to delete those, but it's best not to re-use the name.
>> So the first vote might be called on RC3 ...
>
> In this specific case we are talking about a tag for a failed vote - one
> I canceled.
>
>> For tags that have been used in a vote, we should certainly keep them
>> until the end of the vote as it makes diffing easier.
>
>> However I'm not sure that it is necessary to keep superseded tags once
>> the vote is complete.
>> As long as the tag URL and revision are in the vote e-mail, the
>> contents of such tags can still be reconstructed.
>
> Maybe, maybe not. I've decided to create the tag as a detached head. If
> I remove the tag a garbage collection may remove the commit. In this
> specific case it's no problem since the new tag for RC2 points at the
> same commit, but it's not true in general.

Oops, I was forgetting that Compress now uses Git.

So I agree that we probably should keep tags forever once they have
been used in a vote.

In the case of SVN, the URL and revision are sufficient to reconstruct
the contents of the vote tag.



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