On Tue, 16 Aug 2005, Marco Costalba wrote:

> Suppose a possible scenario involves using a couple of git archives, one 
> for releases and stable code, say MAIN, and one for experimental stuff  
> or new development, say HEAD.
> Suppose there is stuff in HEAD you don't want merged in MAIN, more,
> you need to update MAIN with only a subset of patches in HEAD, peraphs 
> in different order. Or simply, you are not interested to see the history 
> of the HEAD tree when looking MAIN. All this points could keep you 
> from merging.

This looks like a good description of cherry picking. See StGIT (and to a 
certain extent, git-cherry) for that.

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