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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] .gitignore: remove vscclient

From: Marc-André Lureau
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] .gitignore: remove vscclient
Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2017 14:30:56 -0500 (EST)

----- Original Message -----
> On 11/06/2017 12:54 PM, Marc-André Lureau wrote:
> > It was removed with libcacard.
> which was back in which commit?  I'm trying to get an idea of how long
> this entry has been stale.


commit 7b02f5447c64d1854468f758398c9f6fe9e5721f
Author: Marc-André Lureau <address@hidden>
Date:   Sun Aug 30 11:48:40 2015 +0200

    libcacard: use the standalone project

> I'm not opposed to this patch, but I personally like to leave .gitignore
> entries in place for several releases after they are last useful, to
> make incremental builds easier when jumping around between old and new
> branches across the point where the file was removed (as long as the new
> branch still ignores the file, then building the file in the old branch
> doesn't hurt the new branch).  Of course, if I'm that involved in
> backporting madness across branches, I'm also fine updating my own
> .git/info/exclude for cruft that is built in only one of two branches,
> rather than relying on per-branch .gitignore to do it for me.
> --
> Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer
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