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From Michael Osipov <micha...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Git policies and practices
Date Wed, 10 May 2017 19:55:25 GMT
Am 2017-05-10 um 21:52 schrieb Oleg Kalnichevski:
> On Wed, 2017-05-10 at 21:36 +0200, Michael Osipov wrote:
>>
>
> ...
>
>>> I would still ask for master being mutable (rewritable) or abandon
>>> the
>>> concept of a master branch as inapplicable in favor of a release
>>> branch
>>> such as 5.0.x.
>>
>> One master per major.
>>
>> Can you explain why you want master to be rewritable? You will break
>> all
>> read-only forks, very annoying for contributors.
>>
>> Michael
>>
>
> Different committers have different habits. Some people tend to commit
> small bits producing a lot of commits and making commit history noisy,difficult to read.
>
> This is a ***problem*** for me as a release manager. When I look at the
> commit history half of it are commits like 'style check fix', 'tab
> police' and 'javadoc tweak'. I want to be able to rewrite things a
> little in a time frame of a few days to keep the history sane and
> manageable.

I understand and this is the exact reason why I have proposed the 
branches in any case. My proposal even contains a merge approval from 
another dev. This should avoid such annoying commits. Don't you think so?

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