[FFmpeg-devel] Who is against GIT now?

Jason Garrett-Glaser darkshikari
Mon Apr 6 08:06:48 CEST 2009

2009/4/5 M?ns Rullg?rd <mans at mansr.com>:
> Luca Barbato <lu_zero at gentoo.org> writes:
>> Diego Biurrun wrote:
>>> On Sun, Apr 05, 2009 at 05:28:40PM +0200, Luca Barbato wrote:
>>>> Michael Niedermayer wrote:
>>>>> and i belive there is no consensus on a switch to git ...
>>>> I just wonder who is against git now...
>>> I strongly dislike that metadata cannot be versioned or changed, for
>>> example commit messages.
>>> Given the often low-quality commit messages we suffer from around
>>> here and the importance they have when debugging or understanding
>>> the code I think there has to be a way to update and fix them. ?And
>>> I am most emphatically *not* talking about spelling errors in
>>> commit messages. ?Repeat after me, this is *not* about pedantic
>>> nitpicking[1].
>> git rebase -i on topic branches does what you'd ever dream about ^^;
> git rebase is wonderful, but it must not be used on the master branch
> that other people clone from.

The main problem with forcing updates to the main branch (as discussed
a few times previously) to retroactively edit past commits is that it
makes hell with everyone's local trees.

How much of that, however, applies if git push -f is *only* used for
commit message changes, thus not breaking any local changes?

Dark Shikari

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