GIT development branches for packagers?
luto at mit.edu
Tue Jan 14 20:41:42 UTC 2014
I have some trivial cleanups I want to make to a package a maintain.
These cleanups are trivial enough that I don't think they're worth a
new build. Should I commit them to the master branch? If so, I can
imagine a couple of issues:
- A provenpackager could kick off a rebuild for whatever reason (e.g.
dependency soname bump). That will (I think) inadvertently include my
- I need to think about whether to add a changelog entry or not. If
not, those changes might be included silently. If yes, then I need to
think about what to do about the revision number.
The normal GIT approach would be to develop on another branch and to
merge when I want to build a new revision (the Fedora equivalent of
tagging a new release). Should Fedora provide branches like
master-devel, f20-devel, etc that store pending changes?
Am I missing something really obvious here?
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