Release 0.26: branching

Richard Earnshaw Richard.Earnshaw@foss.arm.com
Tue Nov 17 15:55:00 GMT 2015


On 17/11/15 15:34, Joseph Myers wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Nov 2015, Richard Earnshaw wrote:
> 
>> My suggestion would be to run a lighter weight version of the GCC
>> development process (which I think works very well overall) with perhaps
>> a 5-month development window followed by a one month stabilization
>> window.  At the end of that month the release branch is cut and a
>> release made from it once the code is suitably validated.  Backporting
> 
> This sounds like the glibc release process (except that glibc releases are 
> made from master and the branch then made with the release point as the 
> branch point).
> 

Furthermore, the code sharing with GDB probably makes it difficult to
follow the glibc process exactly.

R.



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