[alsa-devel] The new alsa-driver repository

Takashi Iwai tiwai at suse.de
Mon Dec 17 17:12:41 CET 2012

At Mon, 17 Dec 2012 16:52:28 +0100,
Jaroslav Kysela wrote:
> Hello all,
> 	the ALSA server has new alsa-driver repository which contains several
> branches for now:
> master	- just empty one with README
> build   - the previous master branch
> 	  (but all was moved to the alsa/ subtree)
> mirror	- mirrored code from upstream (ALSA parts only)
> release	- merging branch for mirror/build trees to create
> 	  a relationship between them
> All branches are ophan. It means that they have no common parent.
> I put some handy configuration hints to the ALSA WIKI:
> http://www.alsa-project.org/main/index.php/GIT_Server#Syncing_the_branch_release_in_alsa-driver.git
> The reason to move the old master branch to the alsa/ subtree is quite
> simple - you can merge/pull the branch to the full linux-2.6 kernel tree
> now and do your development there. Also, cherry picks between mirror and
> the linux-2.6 tree should work.
> Another handy extension - in the current repo - might be to create the
> linux-2.6 branch with the whole upstream and create another branch for
> merging the build branch with the whole tree like 'release26' or so. In
> this way, we can manage another releases of the out-of-kernel build code
> for the ALSA tree in stable linux kernel versions.
> Comments, other ideas are welcome.

I haven't looked at details yet, but it sounds like a good move,
judging from your description.  Thanks!

Will check more in tomorrow.


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