[FFmpeg-devel] Who is against GIT now?

Olivier Galibert galibert
Mon Apr 6 11:34:26 CEST 2009

On Sun, Apr 05, 2009 at 11:06:48PM -0700, Jason Garrett-Glaser wrote:
> 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?

Doesn't change a thing.  The commit message is part of the commit
identity (the sha1).  The problem of rebase/--amend/etc is that it
creates a new commit "sideways", without any link to the original
version.  So when someone with the original version does a git pull
the system does not know to substitute the new commit instead and go
from there.  In short "rebases are not tracked", so you can't update
your tree automatically when rebases happened.


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