[fpc-devel] FreePascal Git Repo and 2_6 branch

Graeme Geldenhuys graemeg.lists at gmail.com
Sat Apr 28 19:23:11 CEST 2012

On 27 April 2012 18:27, David Jenkins <david at scootersoftware.com> wrote:
> I am wondering if Graeme can update his FreePascal git mirror to include the
> 2_6 branches.

To do it the "correct way", is a lot of work, hence the reason I
stopped mirroring the fixes branches. What I mean by "correct way", is
cherry-picking the commits from Trunk (master) and applying them in
the fixes branch - thus it is one standard git repository (with
alternate branches), is more efficient for git to work with, and uses
less disk space.  But the problem is, it can't be automated (I need to
manually track what commits are merged by FPC developers, manually fix
conflicts etc) and my free time is very limited.

What I can do in an automated fashion, is to simply mirror the 2.6
fixes branch as a separate git repository (with limited history -
going back to when 2.6 fixes branch was started). If this would be
sufficient, I can set it up on Wednesday when I am back in the office.
That's no trouble.

  - Graeme -

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