Release 0.26: branching

Mike Frysinger vapier@gentoo.org
Sat Nov 14 01:31:00 GMT 2015


On 09 Nov 2015 17:27, Tristan Gingold wrote:
> there was a lot of work on binutils recently (nice!).
> Previously, I tried to find a period of calm to create
> a release branch, but I wasn’t able to this year.
> 
> So, how to process ?  Is it reasonable to ask developers to
> be quiet ?  From my experience, it doesn’t work very well
> because we all want to push our new features in the next
> release, so instead of being quiet developers hurry up.
> 
> I could also create a branch from a past point, but all
> the bug fixes won’t be in the new release, so there would
> be additional backport work.

i think it's reasonable to have a feature freeze date, and then a branch date
some weeks after that.  glibc/gcc does a similar thing.  with git, it's a lot
easier to backport/cherry-pick changes too.
-mike
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