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Re: Vendor branches on sourceware.org's binutils-gdb repo
- From: Aaro Koskinen <aaro dot koskinen at iki dot fi>
- To: Sergio Durigan Junior <sergiodj at redhat dot com>
- Cc: Edjunior Barbosa Machado <emachado at linux dot vnet dot ibm dot com>, GDB <gdb at sourceware dot org>, Binutils <binutils at sourceware dot org>, Peter Bergner <bergner at vnet dot ibm dot com>, Tulio Magno Quites Machado Filho <tuliom at linux dot vnet dot ibm dot com>
- Date: Sun, 6 Apr 2014 22:14:04 +0300
- Subject: Re: Vendor branches on sourceware.org's binutils-gdb repo
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- References: <53406399 dot 9050303 at linux dot vnet dot ibm dot com> <m3vbunyoza dot fsf at redhat dot com>
On Sun, Apr 06, 2014 at 03:02:49AM -0300, Sergio Durigan Junior wrote:
> Hm, just a comment, but nothing major or blocker. I understand the need
> for vendor branches, but I also think that we should make more use of
> git's distributed model. For example, why can't Company X (I am not
> criticizing anyone particularly, really) create and maintain its own git
> repository, with all the necessary branches there? Wouldn't that be
> better than (a) "polluting" sourceware's repository and (b) putting an
> extra pressure on sourceware's infra?
I think it's very useful for users to have all vendor branches
in a single repository. At least with glibc this has helped me a lot
(as a user) when identifying and cherry-picking needed fixes to
my own systems.