packaging branches

Ferenc Wágner wferi at
Wed Aug 17 12:29:32 UTC 2016

Russ Allbery <rra at> writes:

> 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).

I agree that this would be a good solution, and one which also saves us
finding a fitting name for this obsolete branch.

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