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Re: Vendor branches on sourceware.org's binutils-gdb repo
- From: Matt Rice <ratmice at gmail dot com>
- To: Mark Kettenis <mark dot kettenis at xs4all dot nl>
- Cc: matz at suse dot de, Joel Brobecker <brobecker at adacore dot com>, aaro dot koskinen at iki dot fi, Sergio Durigan Junior <sergiodj at redhat dot com>, emachado at linux dot vnet dot ibm dot com, GDB <gdb at sourceware dot org>, Binutils <binutils at sourceware dot org>, bergner at vnet dot ibm dot com, tuliom at linux dot vnet dot ibm dot com
- Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 18:49:13 -0700
- Subject: Re: Vendor branches on sourceware.org's binutils-gdb repo
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On Mon, Apr 7, 2014 at 7:52 AM, Mark Kettenis <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2014 16:27:22 +0200 (CEST)
>> From: Michael Matz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> On Sun, 6 Apr 2014, Joel Brobecker wrote:
>> > > 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.
>> > FWIW: I have found that the extra branches are just making me download
>> > lots of commits that I have no use for, and I suspect that this is the
>> > case for many of us. That's the default behavior, and most users will be
>> > impacted by those. While it's convenient, it is also very easy to pull a
>> > branch from another repository.
>> But it's not necessarily easy for the vendor to _host_ that other
> Really? Are there really companies that are active in the Free
> Software community that don't have the infrastructure to host a
> relatively small git repo?
I generally prefer working in the distributed model, but I think it
makes sense for sourceware to host it, for copyright assignment
it makes it clear and easy to decide if effort on a branch can be
merged by a third party into master, which happens on occasion.
I would probably be happier if there was a separate repository
binutils+gdb-vendor.git or some such though.