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From Owen O'Malley <omal...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Massive checkin to hadoop-0.20-security-patches
Date Tue, 08 Mar 2011 00:26:02 GMT

On Mar 4, 2011, at 9:08 AM, Rottinghuis, Joep wrote:

As far as I know, the pushes are done. The branching picture looks  
roughly like:

                                              \                     \

The general model is that the 0.20-security branch is the main branch  
and the 202, 203, ... are release branches that only get bug fixes on  
them. The model would be every couple of months we'll make a new  
release branch. So in a couple of months, we'll make a 204 branch from  

The mega-patch that Arun pushed was off of the 0.20-security-202  
branch. Note that the branch-0.20-security-patches was a temporary  
branch for me to push the individual commits to. It has been renamed  
to replace the mega-patch version that Arun pushed. I'll roll a 203  
release candidate tomorrow.

> To clarify my understanding:
> 1) Is the tip of the branch-0.20-security supposed to be equal the  
> tip of branch-0.20-security-203? In other words, both branches  
> should differ only in history how they got there, but their content  
> at the end should be identical? They are close, but not the quite  
> the same. About 44 files are different between the two.

As I wrote above, Arun's mega-patch was a release off of the 202  
branch. 203 and the main branch would be further along. Arun missed a  
few files off of 202, but other than that the source code is the same.

Does that make sense?

-- Owen

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