[Development] Focusing bug fixes to 5.9 branch and patch releases during H1/17

Konstantin Tokarev annulen at yandex.ru
Tue Apr 11 14:57:13 CEST 2017

11.04.2017, 15:45, "Ville Voutilainen" <ville.voutilainen at gmail.com>:
> On 11 April 2017 at 15:16, Marc Mutz <marc.mutz at kdab.com> wrote:
>>  On Tuesday 11 April 2017 13:49:01 Ville Voutilainen wrote:
>>>  You say we discourage cherry-picking. Why? Is that not a fairly
>>>  natural way to backport
>>>  bugfixes from a bleeding-edge branch to a stabler branch?
>>  Afaict, it's because it's against the workflow of the RCS.
> So, we think it's better to forward-merge everything from stable to
> dev, rather than
> cherry-pick from dev to stable?

In git cherry-picking results in duplication of commits between branches, that
have similar content but different hashes. Also, in case of conflicts merge
can result in way less work than cherry-picking, as in O(N) vs O(1)

>>  Are you proposing a everything-to-dev-cherry-pick-into-older-branches-only
>>  model?
> I'm not proposing it yet, but such models seem plenty attractive to me.
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