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Re: Branch audit

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2010 12:31:05 +0200

On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 05:33:13PM -0500, Hyrum K. Wright wrote:
> It's that time again! In looking at the list of current branches
> (excepting release and backport branches I've noticed several which
> look to be abandoned or unmaintained. Branches which have not been
> touched in over a year include (along with author and date of last
> revision, stolen from ViewVC):
>
> artem-soc-work/ r863880 3 years djames Really, actually, merge
> r23802 and r23803 from trunk to the artem-soc-work branc…
> atomic-revprop/ r984264 6 days danielsh Tweak the behaviour of a
> recently-added API to allow conveniently passing errors…
> bdb-fixes/ r858217 4 years brane Working on issue #2449. Move
> error_info refcount management where it belongs, t…
> capabilities-abstraction/ r869334 2 years kfogel On the
> capabilities-abstraction branch: Start unifying some of the
> capabilities…
> issue-2699-dev/ r863182 3 years dlr On the issue-2699-dev
> branch: Improve locking error message. * subversion/libsv…
> issue-2897/ r869309 2 years kameshj On the issue-2897 branch:
> Improve documentation. * subversion/libsvn_client/me…
> issue-2897-take2/ r875276 19 months kameshj On issue-2897-take2:
> Merge from ^/trunk revisions r35038 through r35201.
> issue-3081/ r869126 2 years kfogel On the issue-3081 branch: *
> 3081-repro/: New directory, with patches, repro scr…
> meta-data-versioning/ r858153 4 years pmarek Change the "live"
> properties only if they have really changed. Without this chan…
> perl-bindings-improvements/ r867175 2 years jpeacock Merge with
> trunk_at_27098
> record_exact_merge_and_commit_revs/ r868556 2 years kameshj On
> the 'record_exact_merge_and_commit_revs' branch, merge 28395:28481
> from /trun…
> scheme-bindings/ r869778 2 years
> scons-build-system/ r862146 3 years danderson Make the source
> path creator safer. * build/builder.py (SvnBuild._make_src_…
> server-l10n/ r857339 4 years dlr * subversion/mod_dav_svn/lang.c
> (sort_lang_pref): Swap return values to correc…
> status--filter/ r867402 2 years epg *** Just stashing this away
> until after 1.5 branches. Add status --filter, for …
> svnserve-ssl/ r859467 4 years mbk Make svnserve SSL config items
> repo-conf-dir-relative, rather than absolute path…
> youngest-common-ancestor/ r867405 2 years cmpilato Begin work on
> a client-side youngest-common-ancestor API. NOTE: This code is…

That list is quite hard to read here.
Here's a shorter alternative (svn ls -v ^/subversion/branches):

 986608 stefan2 Aug 18 11:29 ./
 873205 hwright Sep 17 2008 1.0.x/
 873092 cmpilato Sep 10 2008 1.1.x/
 873092 cmpilato Sep 10 2008 1.2.x/
 873208 hwright Sep 17 2008 1.3.x/
 904181 philip Jan 28 2010 1.4.x/
 904182 philip Jan 28 2010 1.5.x/
 875595 stylesen Jan 28 2009 1.5.x-issue2489/
 877232 pburba Apr 10 2009 1.5.x-issue3392/
 876852 pburba Mar 25 2009 1.5.x-r36775/
 877215 cmpilato Apr 09 2009 1.5.x-r37137/
 877733 stylesen May 09 2009 1.5.x-r37646/
 877856 pburba May 19 2009 1.5.x-r37779/
 879745 pburba Sep 29 2009 1.5.x-r39109/
 880457 stsp Nov 05 2009 1.5.x-r40200/
 984934 danielsh Aug 12 21:54 1.6.x/
 956644 pburba Jun 21 19:16 1.6.x-issue3242-reintegrate/
 958108 pburba Jun 25 22:42 1.6.x-issue3646/
 964472 pburba Jul 15 17:47 1.6.x-issue3648/
 966852 pburba Jul 22 22:43 1.6.x-issue3657/
 966542 stylesen Jul 22 10:45 1.6.x-issue3683/
 879771 stylesen Sep 30 2009 1.6.x-r39692/
 981459 stsp Aug 02 13:25 1.6.x-r980811/
 981926 danielsh Aug 03 17:23 1.6.x-r981921/
 929382 peters Mar 31 07:13 1.6.x-wc-ng-error/
 863880 djames Mar 14 2007 artem-soc-work/
 984264 danielsh Aug 11 01:26 atomic-revprop/
 881688 cmpilato Nov 18 2009 authz-overhaul/
 858217 brane Jan 18 2006 bdb-fixes/
 869334 kfogel Feb 10 2008 capabilities-abstraction/
 929295 pburba Mar 30 23:22 fs-successor-ids/
 984925 hwright Aug 12 21:26 ignore-mergeinfo/
 863182 dlr Jan 19 2007 issue-2699-dev/
 869309 kameshj Feb 08 2008 issue-2897/
 875276 kameshj Jan 13 2009 issue-2897-take2/
 869126 kfogel Jan 26 2008 issue-3081/
 892311 cmpilato Dec 18 2009 issue-3550-dev/
 858153 pmarek Jan 12 2006 meta-data-versioning/
 889314 philip Dec 10 2009 obliterate-like-deltify/
 986608 stefan2 Aug 18 11:29 performance/
 867175 jpeacock Oct 11 2007 perl-bindings-improvements/
 956582 hwright Jun 21 15:38 py-tests-as-modules/
 929295 pburba Mar 30 23:22 python-3-compatibility/
 868556 kameshj Dec 14 2007 record_exact_merge_and_commit_revs/
 869778 ? Mar 05 2008 scheme-bindings/
 862146 danderso Oct 21 2006 scons-build-system/
 857339 dlr Nov 09 2005 server-l10n/
 867402 epg Oct 23 2007 status--filter/
 859467 mbk Apr 16 2006 svnserve-ssl/
 867405 cmpilato Oct 23 2007 youngest-common-ancestor/

> Could folks take a look at these branches and justify their continued
> existence? It would also be nice to include plans to continue working
> on them, or issues which keep them from being merged to trunk.

The two that belong to me (1.5.x-r40200 and 1.6.x-r980811) should stay.
They both have nominations sitting in their release branch's STATUS files.

Stefan
Received on 2010-08-18 12:32:06 CEST

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