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Re: [Lilypond-auto] Patchy email

From: John Mandereau
Subject: Re: [Lilypond-auto] Patchy email
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2012 01:15:00 +0200

Il giorno mer, 18/07/2012 alle 00.52 +0200, David Kastrup ha scritto:
> The whole purpose of staging is that changes that should not get into
> master get _caught_ before they move into master (which is permanent).
> If you put "fixes" on _top_ of something bad in staging, the whole mess
> _will_ move into master the next time Patchy catches up.
> So _please_ _please_ _please_ _don't_ "fix" staging if you don't know
> _exactly_ what you are doing.  If Patchy is deadlocked, it is deadlocked
> in order to stop things moving into master.  The proper cure then is to
> _remove_ staging and replace it by a version where the mistake has never
> been made.
> _Not_ fudge around until a bunch of bad history is ready to move from
> staging into master.

Sorry for the mess, I was initially very surprised that you rewrote
history in staging (I didn't know it was policy, even if I approve
afterwards the motivations you give), and I didn't get your earlier
emails quickly enough (i.e. before Patchy pushed around 22.40 CET) not
to add more mess.


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