GDB 6.1.1

Andrew Cagney cagney@gnu.org
Tue May 11 23:46:00 GMT 2004


http://sources.redhat.com/gdb/current/onlinedocs/gdbint_15.html#SEC133
15.2 Branch Commit Policy

The branch commit policy is pretty slack. GDB releases 5.0, 5.1 and 5.2 
all used the below:

     * The `gdb/MAINTAINERS' file still holds.
     * Don't fix something on the branch unless/until it is also fixed 
in the trunk. If this isn't possible, mentioning it in the 
`gdb/PROBLEMS' file is better than committing a hack.
     * When considering a patch for the branch, suggested criteria 
include: Does it fix a build? Does it fix the sequence break main; run 
when debugging a static binary?
     * The further a change is from the core of GDB, the less likely the 
change will worry anyone (e.g., target specific code).
     * Only post a proposal to change the core of GDB after you've sent 
individual bribes to all the people listed in the `MAINTAINERS' file ;-)

Pragmatics: Provided updates are restricted to non-core functionality 
there is little chance that a broken change will be fatal. This means 
that changes such as adding a new architectures or (within reason) 
support for a new host are considered acceptable.




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