Merging to the release_1_6 branch (was: Re: Fwd:

Jordan K. Hubbard jkh at
Tue May 27 15:54:28 PDT 2008

On May 27, 2008, at 12:38 PM, Caspar Florian Ebeling wrote:

> This is exactly what I have been preaching, but I think it changes
> with Git. I know that saying this might well be boring by now, but Git
> eases the whole branch handling a lot. And is really
> not a substitute here. I used it for a feature branch of a project and
> some file renamings made things go haywire. It was certainly not
> the reassurement your actually want to get out of version control.

I think that's a side alley best avoided for now.  Conflating the "we  
should all use VCS $x!" and "we should have proper release engineering  
practices!" issues only raises the odds significantly that neither one  
will be addressed.

- Jordan

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