[infra][release] delete old EOL'd stable branches
hberaud at redhat.com
Wed Jan 27 10:20:33 UTC 2021
Le mer. 27 janv. 2021 à 10:55, Stephen Finucane <stephenfin at redhat.com> a
> On Tue, 2021-01-26 at 17:52 +0100, Előd Illés wrote:
> Hi Infra Team!
> In October there was a discussion at Release Team meeting  about what
> can we do with the old, already EOL'd but not yet deleted branches (this
> is possible since with the Extended Maintenance process the
> general/"mass" EOL'ing was stopped and tagging a project branch EOL does
> not delete the branch anymore).
> Not an answer but rather a question for my own understanding: what is the
> advantage of deleting branches? I understand that these things would no
> maintained and the gates will slowly break,
AFAIK this is mostly to avoid issues with gates/zuul.
> but they're still relatively useful
> as a reference to explore project history and it's not like branches are
> expensive in git.
Tags can be used to dig in the related history.
> Related to this, I would like to ask two things:
> 1. I've used the list_eol_stale_branches.sh  script to get the list
> of such not-yet-deleted branches for Ocata . They are all tagged with
> 'ocata-eol', but stable/ocata branch still exists for them. Could you
> please delete these? 
> 2. On the Release Team meeting  we were hinted that with the newer
> version of gerrit (that was installed at the end of November) some
> automation is possible through gerrit API in the future. Can I get some
> help about where should I start with the automation? Which repository
> should I look, where can the deletion being triggered ("similarly like
> branch creation")?
> Thanks in advance,
>  http://paste.openstack.org/show/801992/
Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat
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