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Re: Bug report: git clone with dest




On Fri, Jan 05, 2018 at 11:53:50AM -0800, Junio C Hamano wrote:

> > They haven't even been reviewed yet. If they get good feedback, then the
> > maintainer will pick them up, then merge them to 'next', and then
> > eventually to 'master', after which they'd become part of the next
> > major release. For a pure bug-fix, it may instead go to 'maint' and
> > become part of the next minor release.
> 
> Even a pure bug-fix, unless it is something no longer needed on the
> 'master' front, goes thru 'pu'->'next'->'master' avenue first, and
> is recorded in the RelNotes with the notes like "(merge d45420c1c8
> jk/abort-clone-with-existing-dest later to maint)" when it happens.
> 
> 	side note: in fact "grep -e 'later to maint' RelNotes" is
> 	how I remind myself what to merge down to 'maint'; the
> 	actual procedure is a bit more involved (those interested in
> 	the details can find the 'ML' script on the 'todo' branch;
> 	its name stands for 'merge later')
> 
> Later, after not hearing from people that the "fix" breaks things,
> the topic is also mreged to 'maint' and becomes part of the next
> minor release.

Out of curiosity, did this change at some point? I thought the process
used to be to merge to maint, and then pick up topics in master by
merging maint to master.

-Peff