[PATCH 0/9][RFC] GTA02/FreeRunner machine definition for linux-arm-kernel

Werner Almesberger werner at openmoko.org
Wed Apr 1 14:43:19 CEST 2009

Nelson Castillo wrote:
> I think Werner didn't like the "proposed" branch. He was planning a
> new layout for the repository so let's see what he thinks about this.

I think it's okay to have short-lived branches for specific purposes.
The problems I see with branches in general are:

1) you have to apply (and sometimes edit and even test) each patch
   and merge that's important enough several times

2) you have to remember what you did (or still have to do) in each

> I guess we should have a "for-rmk" branch and try to get things
> upstream in every merge window.

For pushing things, your baseline needs to be matched with the
recipient of your patches. I'd say that whether you need a separate
branch for it of not depends on how much that baseline differs from
what you normally have.

Syncing with upstream often is definitely a good idea.

- Werner

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