packaging branches

Russ Allbery rra at
Tue Aug 16 21:06:57 UTC 2016

Sam Hartman <hartmans at> writes:

> I actually recommend using a tag for the tip of a discarded branch whose
> history you want to keep rather than keeping the branch around.  I tend
> to only keep branches for live heads of development.  At least when I
> remember to clean things up.

> Just thoughts; I don't have significant stakes in this game.

Note that if everyone is comfortable with that, there already is a tag
(debian/1.6.1-7).  That may be the best approach, since it means the
repository artifact we're keeping matches the only reason why we're
keeping that line of development around (because it concluded in an upload
to Debian).

Russ Allbery (rra at               <>

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