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Re: Git conversion: disposition of old branches and tags
- From: Richard Biener <richard dot guenther at gmail dot com>
- To: Florian Weimer <fw at deneb dot enyo dot de>
- Cc: Jason Merrill <jason at redhat dot com>, "gcc at gnu dot org" <gcc at gnu dot org>
- Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2015 10:38:26 +0200
- Subject: Re: Git conversion: disposition of old branches and tags
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- References: <55F84AC9 dot 20501 at redhat dot com> <87oah3zk1i dot fsf at mid dot deneb dot enyo dot de>
On Tue, Sep 15, 2015 at 7:09 PM, Florian Weimer <email@example.com> wrote:
> * Jason Merrill:
>> There are lots of ancient branches and tags in the SVN repository that
>> are no longer interesting, and it would be nice not to have them
>> cluttering up the lists and default fetch set.
> Just one minor comment: Due to the way Git branches work, this
> decision can be deferred to some extent (existing clones will keep
> renamed or removed branches if they were part of the initial clone).
>> 1) Keep them at the same place.
> So 1) is probably the best initial choice.
>> 3) Delete them.
> Unlike Subversion branch deletion, Git branch deletion is permanent,
> so this might not be the best option.
We could have a 2nd git repository just containing deleted branches...