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Re: Time to branch 1.9

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2015 15:44:42 +0000

Branko Čibej wrote:
> All right, it's been three weeks. During this time some massive code
> churn has happened on trunk, and a couple branches (pin-externals and
> reuse-ra-session) are assumed to be merge candidates for this release.
> None of the above is really necessary for a 1.9 release, but since it's
> here, let's please stabilize trunk for the branch.

I'd like to say something
stronger. It would be lovely if those pieces of work that are still in progress on branches get released in 1.9, and I hope they will, but let's not fall into the old trap of starting with an assumption that they will. Rather, let us start with the assumption that 1.9 will be released 5 weeks from today, and start concentrating right now on the activities needed to achieve that. If the work-in-progress gets included as well, that's great, but we all know from experience that work that seems to be nearly finished nearly always isn't.

> I propose this means:
>   * Do not begin any more massive changes on trunk; take them to a branch.
>   * Finish whatever you're doing and concentrate on bug fixes and
>     stabilization.
>   * Propose branch reviews/merge votes ASAP.
> If there are no objections, I'd like to set the target date for creating
> the 1.9 branch to a week from today. [...]


- Julian
Received on 2015-02-09 16:46:35 CET

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