also sprach martin f krafft <madd...@debian.org> [2009.05.09.1113 +0200]: > b. teach Git how to retire/rename published branches > > I'll think about (b) for a bit and see if this wouldn't make sense > to be raised with the Git people. Comments welcome, of course.
http://colabti.org/irclogger/irclogger_log/git?date=2009-05-09#l734 It turns out that remotely-deleted branches don't just get pushed back, unless someone explicitly pushes them, or uses --all. Any project needs a barrel of tar and many feathers for people who do that without knowing what they're doing. A pre-update hook could be used to permanently ban certain branch-names or refs from being pushed back. Thus, the only persistent mess would be local, and that's everyone's own responsibility. The reason why the above might be a bit problematic with TopGit is because TopGit adds a push ref to the configuration: push = +refs/top-bases/*:refs/top-bases/* push = +refs/heads/*:refs/heads/* This overrides the default ':', which only pushes branches already present remotely, and causes all local branches to be pushed. I've been bitten by this plenty of times before. We can only hope that Marc Weber's tg-push will allow us to get rid of the push refs: http://news.gmane.org/find-root.php?group=gmane.comp.version-control.git&article=117554 Ideally, git-push should be able to push associated branches, e.g. any TopGit refs related to a branch it pushes, instead of implementing and maintaining the same logic in tg-push. We'll see. To recap: if TopGit learnt how to fold branches and retire them, and it would also remove remote branches appropriately, *and* people with push access could be trusted not to dumbly push them back (or a hook preventing them from doing so), we'd have what we want. -- .''`. martin f. krafft <madd...@d.o> Related projects: : :' : proud Debian developer http://debiansystem.info `. `'` http://people.debian.org/~madduck http://vcs-pkg.org `- Debian - when you have better things to do than fixing systems "twenty-four hour room-service must be one of the premiere achievements of modern civilization." -- special agent dale cooper
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