On Tuesday, 10 December 2013 at 13:30:22 UTC, Dicebot wrote:
Can't agree. Release _tags_ are public. Release branches exist primarily to organize development.
I'm not talking about public in the sense of them being an artefact we want to provide to end-users, but just in the sense that more than one person might need to work on the release branch. As I'm sure you are aware, you'd have to tell everybody to reset their local branches every time the upstream one is updated. Or do you expect only one person to ever commit to the release branch?
Of course, ideally commits would go on the release branch first and from there be merged into master (or to other, newer version branches). But if the question is how to fix the current situation where this isn't the case, I'm not sure that rewriting public history is the best option.