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Subject: Re: [boost] git reset and force push
From: Raffi Enficiaud (raffi.enficiaud_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-10-07 18:38:29

Le 07/10/15 23:35, Daniel James a écrit :
> On 7 October 2015 at 08:25, Raffi Enficiaud
> <raffi.enficiaud_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Ok, this is what I wanted to know. Basically I recreated a develop branch
>> for boost.test release to develop (then to master) on a clean history. I
>> wanted to know if the git bot of the modular boost (the one that commits
>> under the name "Automated Commit <automated_at_[hidden]>") is able to
>> take just the sha of the develop branch, or if its relying on some linear
>> history.
> I'm the maintainer of the bot, so I'll add a quick reply. It just
> reads new commit hashes from the github api, and pays no attention to
> module history so it has no problems with force pushes.

This was also my intuition, now I am sure.

> But that
> doesn't mean they're okay, they can cause all sorts of problems for
> people who have branches, for the history of the super-project, for
> scripts which assume a linear history, and for developers who aren't
> fully versed in git techniques. I haven't read all of the thread, but
> it looks like this has all been discussed.

Indeed, but at least the piece of information you provide on this bot
promotes the bot as stable wrt. history rewrite, which was not obvious.

> Also, if you have any further questions about the bot, please make it
> clear in the subject, so that it will get my attention. I don't read
> most threads.

Sure thanks!

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