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From Sean Busbey <bus...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: ASF git repository policy update
Date Mon, 11 Jan 2016 19:05:49 GMT
just to confirm, 'master' is no longer protected?

On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 12:56 PM, Andrew Purtell <apurtell@apache.org>

> Infa recently announced on infrastructure@ that, following direction from
> the Board, ASF git is now allowing force pushes and branch/tag deletion
> again. In accordance with the guidance given by the Board there are some
> policy changes you should be aware of:
>    - First, if a forced commit is pushed, the subsequent commit email to
>    commits@ will contain '[Forced Update!]' in the subject line. The hope
>    here is that it draws extra attention to the situation for a project
>    community tobe aware, and take appropriate action if needed.
>    - Second, the 'protected' Git ref-space is now refs/tags/rel/* . Any
>    tags under rel/, can be assured to carry the complete immutable commit
>    history which lead up to the commit. This provides the provenance that
> the
>    ASF needs for releases. Otherwise projects can mold their repository ref
>    structure any way they see fit. When a release vote is successful part
> of
>    the release process should include tagging the voted upon commit SHA
> under
>    rel/ to make it indelible. ('# git tag rel/v15.4.2 ' or something
> similar.)
> Let's incorporate the second point into our release process immediately. We
> can also go back and add corresponding tags in refs/tags/rel/ for all of
> our past releases. Unless there are any objections I will take care of this
> housekeeping later this week.
> --
> Best regards,
>    - Andy
> Problems worthy of attack prove their worth by hitting back. - Piet Hein
> (via Tom White)


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