[IPython-dev] (slightly OT) tags vs. branches

David Warde-Farley wardefar@iro.umontreal...
Wed Aug 17 01:33:22 CDT 2011


On 2011-08-17, at 12:26 AM, Aaron Meurer wrote:

> I think you'll find that with GitHub, a highly distributed system
> works very well, because people can just submit pull requests to each
> other (that's right, to each other, not just to the official repo),
> and merge the work together very easily.

I haven't really played with it much, but is there actually a way to direct a pull request somewhere other than the repo you forked from? I didn't see any obvious way to do it in the UI, but it makes sense conceptually.

> Going back to the original question, though, I do highly recommend
> tagging the exact commit you do a release with, as this is a pretty
> standard practice.  The rest will vary from project to project.

Yep. I just wondered if there was a reason for also having a "frozen in time" *branch* version, as there appeared to be in IPython. It seems the answer is no.

David


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