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Re: Proposal to revitalize release branches: Make them cheap, and make them work.
- From: "Carlos O'Donell" <carlos at redhat dot com>
- To: Allan McRae <allan at archlinux dot org>, GNU C Library <libc-alpha at sourceware dot org>, Roland McGrath <roland at hack dot frob dot com>, Adam Conrad <adconrad at 0c3 dot net>, David Miller <davem at davemloft dot net>, "Joseph S. Myers" <joseph at codesourcery dot com>
- Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:46:57 -0500
- Subject: Re: Proposal to revitalize release branches: Make them cheap, and make them work.
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On 11/10/2014 10:07 AM, Carlos O'Donell wrote:
> On 11/10/2014 06:30 AM, Allan McRae wrote:
>> On 03/10/14 06:54, Carlos O'Donell wrote:
>>> The glibc release branches don't work. We know they don't work, and I'd
>>> like to fix that. The only way I see them working is if we make them
>>> super duper easy to use for all the distributions, and from that bootstrap
>>> some active backports. Thus this proposal is aimed at making it as simple
>>> as possible to checkin a bug fix to a release branch and monitor such
>>> Here is what I propose:
>>> If nobody disagrees I can adjust the Release wiki to indicate the changes.
>> It looks like no-one disagreed with this. Carlos, are you going to
>> update the wiki?
> I will update the wiki. I was waiting for people to respond, but I guess the
> distros get to run with the process and make it work.
> I'll setup a libc-stable, and request people subscribe to it.
Step 1 started. Email sent to overseers to get libc-stable created.
After that I'll update the website and wiki.