[development] convert all DRUPAL-4-7 *tags* into *branches* at once?

Gordon Heydon gordon at heydon.com.au
Thu Jan 18 23:10:43 UTC 2007


Yes this is a big +1 for me, since I have a 1 of these.



Derek Wright wrote:
> this is about the infamous "sticky tag is not a branch" error described 
> here:
> http://drupal.org/node/57516
> our contrib repository is littered with "DRUPAL-4-7" tags that should 
> really be branches.  back in the dark ages before the new release 
> system, it didn't matter that much, and our CVS repository access 
> control scripts didn't care.  now it matters a great deal, and the 
> scripts enforce that all new branches and tags fit our naming convention 
> and do what they should (i.e. "DRUPAL-5" must be a branch, and 
> "DRUPAL-5--1-0" must be a tag)...
> however, there's still a bunch of older tags that should be converted.  
> about a month ago, there were 75 DRUPAL-4-7 tags that should be 
> branches.  a few of them already have support issues waiting.  it's a 
> pain in the ass for the CVS admins (me), and it's a pain in the ass for 
> the end developers (some of you).
> in http://drupal.org/node/103429 i propose to just write a script to do 
> this conversion all at once, so that developers don't have to stumble 
> into this problem on their own, and i don't have to do any more manual 
> effort to help correct things on a case-by-case basis.
> does anyone object to this proposal?  if so, please follow-up here and 
> say so:
> http://drupal.org/project/comments/add/103429
> otherwise, i might try and get to this sometime early next week, since 
> the manual support load this problem is generating is driving me nuts, 
> and slowing me down from doing Real Work(tm).
> cheers,
> -derek
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