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Re: preparing the upcoming GDB 7.4 release

On 11/11/2011 10:34 AM, Joel Brobecker wrote:
> There are several ways you can know about these dates:
>   1. It's in the "schedule" page, part of the GDB website:

That is what I want, thanks.

>> > I don't find anything useful to describe this release process.
> What else do you want to know? I'll be happy to answer them, and
> then we can discuss documentation updates wherever you feel
> more documentation is needed.

I am clear now, but there may be someone else asking something similar
in the future.  Questions/answers in this thread are quite
representative.  We can gather them and put them down in the wiki or
somewhere else.

Something in my mind (I am not good at wording)
"For each upcoming release, we should be more careful about the changes.
 If you propose to add a new port of gdb, unless you are touching some
of the core code (the parts that are not
target or arch specific), it's usually OK to accept a port even after
the branch was made.

For new features, you need to convince the Global Maintainers as a group
that there is a good reason for waiting.
Reasons could be:
   - It's only going to be a few more days at most
   - Some other features would not be usable without it
   - It's a killer feature

Yao (éå)

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