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Re: Bad translation merge

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Bad translation merge
Date: Wed, 07 Mar 2012 14:32:42 +0100
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Graham Percival <address@hidden> writes:

> On Wed, Mar 07, 2012 at 01:58:24PM +0100, David Kastrup wrote:
>> David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:
>> > I can reproduce the problems when merging.  It would appear that the
>> > history of the translation branch got messed up at some point of time in
>> > a manner that git can't recognize how to merge properly anymore.
>> >
>> > I will try to figure out what happened here.  Please don't merge the
>> > translation branch to staging while I try figuring this out.
>> Ok, the shit hit the fan.  Apparently I was not fast enough, and
>> somebody ran the staging-merge on the bad translation merge.
> I think that James was correct to do this -- or rather James'
> computer correctly ran the cronjob scheduled for every six hours.
> I don't think that we should expect him to respond to emails
> within a few hours and cancel a cronjob; he needs to sleep, work,
> etc.

I was not trying to imply that James did something wrong.  It would have
been nice to avoid that headache, but I don't see that there was
something wrong with our procedures.

I was also not trying to imply that Francisco did anything wrong.  I
tried doing the same merge, and it went wrong the same way.  I probably
would not have pushed it, but only because I am better at spotting fishy
things.  Something bad happened in the history of the translation
branch, and I have not tracked it down yet.

> As a general rule, I don't think that we should ever say "don't try to
> merge staging".  Instead, rename staging to broken-staging, and delete
> the staging branch.  Unfortunately it's too late now, but hopefully
> next time we can avoid damage that way.

Sure.  I killed staging the moment I found that something was wrong with
it.  I just was not fast enough.

David Kastrup

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