newlib-2_2_0 tag missing?

Mike Frysinger
Mon Mar 30 10:29:00 GMT 2015

On 24 Mar 2015 14:44, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Mar 24 14:20, Freddie Chopin wrote:
> > On 03/24/2015 01:52 PM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > >Ok, I'm not that familiar with git yet, so I don't grok where the
> > >newlib-2_1_0 commit comes from, but I see a newlib-2_2_0 tag (or branch,
> > >whatever) in the repo which appears to point to the right thing, no?;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/newlib-2_2_0
> > 
> > Well, that's a branch named "newlib-2_2_0", but there is no tag. A branch is
> > useful if you plan to backport some fixes from master branch to 2.2.x
> > release branch (to release 2.2.1 with a fix but without other unrelated
> > changes from the master branch). A tag is just a "marker" for a specific
> > commit (in any branch) that says "this particular commit is important". In
> > case of newlib I don't think release branches would be useful.
> That's how cvs2git created the stuff.  Since nobody is going to pick
> up the old "branches which should have been tags" and changes them,
> they should work for the purpose.  In the future, I'm sure Jeff will
> create the usual tags.

usually people go through and make them into tags.  even it's as simple as
`mv .git/refs/heads/newlib-* .git/refs/tags/`.  that could be done locally
too though by something like (untested):
	git tag newlib-2_1_0 remotes/origin/newlib-2_1_0
	git push origin :newlib-2_1_0
	git push origin --tags
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