(Separate patches repository)

Matt McCutchen matt at mattmccutchen.net
Sat Mar 14 19:25:34 GMT 2009

On Fri, 2009-03-13 at 16:44 -0700, Wayne Davison wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 06:57:15PM -0400, Matt McCutchen wrote:
> > I would have thought it more natural to have branches "patches-master"
> > and "patches-3.0.x" in the main repository.  Is there any reason you
> > made a separate repository?
> Yes, this way the branch names match

What difference does that make?

> and I can tag releases.

You can do that with a single repository using a prefix
("patches-v3.0.5") or a subdirectory ("patches/v3.0.5").

It seems to me that the only real difference is that using a single
repository makes it slightly less work for people to mirror both
"vanilla" rsync and the maintained patches while making it harder for
people to mirror one without mirroring the other (though I do not see
why that would be a requirement).  I want to mirror both, so you can
guess where I stand.


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