On Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 11:48:48PM -0700, Gerald B. Cox wrote:
On Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 10:52 PM, Pierre-Yves Chibon
The guidelines are not meant for projects that already follow the
quite the opposite, to be able to handle projects that do not behave
(and sometime projects that won't follow the standards despite asking
Did you read: A https://git-scm.com/docs/git-tag
Specifically the portion regarding re-use of Git Tags? A
What about the project that decides to change the contents of their
archive and re-uses
the exact same URL when re-posting?A How is that different?A If it's the
what are we doing about it?A What is the impact to Fedora if we did
happen to discover anA
application which re-used the same tag? A A
That is a valid point, but we can reverse the problem:
We can't do anything about upstreams that re-generate multiple times the archive
for the same release, but with the current guidelines we can do something about
the upstreams that are moving tags around.
That sounds to me like a good reason to do so.
I think disqualifying the use of widely used feature because a
may be abusing it, isn't appropriate.
The only counter-argument I can think of right now is the frequency at which the
abuse occurs on github.
In my experience, it is much more frequent.
If I encountered a project that was doing that (and I never have),
point them to
the Git link above and tell them stop it.A It isn't acceptable and
reflects rather poorly on them.
Again, we agree on this, but not everyone does and upstreams are still doing it,