On Wed, Dec 1, 2010 at 3:48 PM, R. David Murray firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
.. So is it alright if I make the commits and simply note in the commit messages that they are for a new feature and should not be merged backwards?
I think that's fine. I'm not even sure it is necessary to mention that it is a feature and won't be backported, though certainly that can't hurt, and should be done if there could be any doubt.
If the changeset that you are committing has a associated tracker issue, make sure it is mentioned in the log message. It is conventional to start log messages with "Issue #NNNN:". On the tracker, make sure that the issue is properly classified as a feature requests and closed after the commit. If it is a bug fix and needs to be backported, the issue should stay open until the backports are done.