On Sat, Aug 10, 2013 at 5:29 PM, Kristian Freed
<kristian.fr...@gmail.com> wrote:
> In our current setup, we have automatic tagging in git of all
> successful release builds. This makes it easy to go back to stable
> points in history and compare functionality, check when bugs were
> introduced etc.
> To help with this process further, it would be useful to be able to
> use git bisect, but as these are just a sequence of tags, not commits
> on a branch, git bisect will not work as is.

Why don't you just do 'git bisect skip' if the commit doesn't have a tag?

> Is there any tooling for automatically recreating a branch from a
> sequence of tags, where each generated commit is the calculated delta
> between each two neighbouring tags?

That would probably involve listing the wanted tags:

% git log --topo-order --simplify-by-decoration --decorate --oneline

And then generating the commits:

% git cat-file -p v1.8.3 > commit
# modify commit's parent
% git hash-object -w < commit

Felipe Contreras
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