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Re: marking old branches as no longer maintained

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
Cc: PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: marking old branches as no longer maintained
Date: 2011-06-28 18:38:06
Message-ID: 4E0A1F8E.9090905@dunslane.net (view raw or flat)
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On 06/28/2011 01:54 PM, Magnus Hagander wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 19:46, Andrew Dunstan<andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>  wrote:
>> I'd like to add a feature to the buildfarm that automatically picks up any
>> new branch and automatically stops building any branch we're not maintaining
>> any more. To do the latter, I need some way for the client to detect that we
>> are or aren't interested in a branch. What I'd like to do is add a file to
>> the old back branches (say from 7.4 to 8.1 currently - I can grandfather the
>> rest) called "end-of-life-reached" or some such, with some appropriate text.
>> As a branch reaches its end of life, i.e. right before the last release we
>> make, we should add that file to the branch.
> Does this need to be driven out of the main tree? Couldn't you just
> have a "blacklist" in the buildfarm code or site? (disclaimer: I
> haven't looked at how it works so that may be a completely useless
> idea..)


Not very easily, mainly because of difficulties with MinGW SDK perl. 
Building it into the code would defeat the purpose.

If it's contentious I won't bother. We've managed OK for years, and can 
go on managing as we are.

cheers

andrew



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