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From Peter Kelly <>
Subject Re: How to make a branch RO ?
Date Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:44:54 GMT
> On 29 Aug 2015, at 9:56 pm, jan i <> wrote:
> On 29 August 2015 at 16:14, Andrea Pescetti <> wrote:
>> On 29/08/2015 Peter Kelly wrote:
>>> While tagging should do the job, it’s still typically possible to delete
>>> or change tags.
>> Are you (plural) saying that Corinthia 0.1 is not tagged? Indeed it isn't,
>> just checked. Yes, for sure it must be tagged, but the tag will apply to
>> the whole repository state and not to a branch specifically. Also, the
>> problem with mutable tags Peter explained is a real issue. You'll want to
>> sign or annotate your tag properly. I'm unaware of a specific policy in
>> place, but I'm sure that searching your inbox (or the ASF mailing list
>> archives) for the word "immutable" will retrieve the relevant conversations
>> and allow you to have enough context on what other projects do; git is
>> widely used at the ASF after all. I can take a look at my archives too if
>> useful, but hopefully the above suggestion is enough.
> thanks I learned something new today :-)

Also it’s possible to sign tags with GPG keys. I haven’t done this in the past before
(I’ve done signed commits in the past, e.g. 03bd5af when I first imported the editing code),
but here’s some info on how to do it with tags:

Dr Peter M. Kelly

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