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From Dmitriy Lyubimov <>
Subject Re: Proposal for changing Mahout's Git branching rules
Date Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:25:03 GMT
On Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 2:17 PM, Pat Ferrel <> wrote:

Since merges are done by committers, it’s easy to retarget a contributor’s
> PRs but committers would PR against develop,

IMO it is anything but easy to resolve conflicts, let alone somebody
else's. Spark just asks me to resolve them myself. But if you don't have
proper target, you can't ask the contributor.

and some projects like PredictionIO make develop the default branch on
> github so it's the one contributors get by default.
That would fix it but i am not sure if we have access to HEAD on github
mirror. Might involve INFRA to do it  And in that case  it would amount
little more but renaming. It would seem it is much easier to create a
branch, "stable master" or something, and consider master to be ongoing PR

-1 on former, -0 on the latter. Judging from the point of both contributor
and committer (of which I am both).it will not make my life easy on either

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