Git branch cleanup

John Ralls jralls at
Fri Apr 11 18:10:22 EDT 2014

I’d like to delete most of the old feature branches from the repository, but I don’t want to lose the history, so I’ve created a new branch called “archive” and merged in the feature branches in the right order. 

Having the “heads” of those branches merged into archive means that the branches themselves can be removed without having the commits that belong to them garbage collected, preserving history.

There are still a few abandoned branches that were never merged. I propose to leave them and the release branches in place, though there are two release branches, xacc-10-patch and xacc-12-patch, that I’d like to rename to 1.0 and 1.2 so that they’ll be consistent.

Any comments or complaints?

John Ralls

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