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Re: Patch mgmt workflow proposal

martin f krafft <madduck@debian.org> writes:

> also sprach Thomas Koch <thomas@koch.ro> [2011.08.01.1914 +0200]:
> > So as a variation of the described workflow you can establish
> > a special branch that holds references to all feature branch
> > commits in its history.
> This comes about ¾ of the way to the history pollution done by TopGit.

I consider it very useful information, when needed. It's only pollution
if you let it be so.

> Not only would users potentially get confused by this additional
> branch (which is an implementation detail), it would also get in the
> way in gitk output (cf. pristine-tar) and annoy even the unconfused.

That's an argument not for hobbling a useful branching-and-merging
workflow, but for improving the output of those programs. Advocate with
Git (and other VCSen) to hide merged revisions by default, the way
Bazaar does.

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