Helo Mark, Am Mittwoch, 21. April 2021, 22:00:35 CEST schrieb Mark Olesen:
The idea of the "archiving" is that when a new OpenFOAM version appears (6-month release cycle), it is fairly common for end users to require a back-to-back comparison of two or more versions before migrating to a new version as a production standard. They might want to verify that the lift/drag or separation point doesn't change by more than a certain amount, or that mesh coverage has improved etc.
Not sure if it matches your case exactly, but I have a similar situation wth GNU Health and Tryton: New versions of this ERP come every ~12 month. User usually stay a bit longer with one version, so it makes sense to maintain older versions as well. So there is Application:ERP:GNUHealth:3.4 Application:ERP:GNUHealth:3.6 Application:ERP:GNUHealth:3.8 and always the latest version points to Application:ERP:GNUHealth:Factory from where Factory is fed. It is quite important that packages from each of the repos are not mixed up, so keeping them separate is crucial HTH Axel