Re: Updated git HOWTO for kernel hackers

From: Vojtech Pavlik <>
Date: 2005-06-23 18:30:25
On Wed, Jun 22, 2005 at 10:58:13PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> And thinking that "fetching a tree fetches all the tags from that tree"  
> really _is_ a stupid decision. It's missing the big picture. It's missing
> the fact that tags _should_ be normal every-day things that you just use
> as "book-marks", and that the kind of big "synchronization point for many
> people" tag should actually be the _rare_ case.
> The fact that global tags make that private "bookmark" usage impossible
> should be a big red blinking sign saying "don't do global tags".

Maybe it'd make sense to differentiate between the two types of tags?
To have local tags which don't propagate, and global (version) tags
which do? They could live in different namespaces and thus wouldn't

Vojtech Pavlik
SuSE Labs, SuSE CR
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