thanks! and a tiny comment

Yaroslav Halchenko lists at
Tue Oct 23 14:50:31 UTC 2007

On Mon, 22 Oct 2007, martin f krafft wrote:
> also sprach Yaroslav Halchenko <lists at> [2007.10.22.1710 +0200]:
> > obvious possible solution imho is to simply
> > 1. reset long lasting branch to debian branch's HEAD
> After tagging the previous commit, yes. Though this isn't exactly
> pretty.
I 100% Agree on that

> I think I prefer reverting individual commits.
and why only we don't have a git feature like "git unmerge"? :-) I think
that one would be the one needed for a "neat" implementation.

Reverting commits is indeed better alternative, if it does not bring
Another negative side-effect that the branch would continue
officially be known as merged from the original branch supplied the
patch. Although I do not foresee any use case when we would need to
merge that branch again, it is somewhat to keep in mind (or a log ;-))

> > 2. apply all needed patches in the same order as before excluding the
> >    ones which are not needed any longer.
> This is really involved, orphans any tracking branches

> and changes the ID & dates of the commits.
heh heh -- I should try that first again before keep on talking... don't
see why IDs and dates should be changed... 

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