[Development] Focusing bug fixes to 5.9 branch and patch releases during H1/17
marc.mutz at kdab.com
Tue Mar 14 14:49:30 CET 2017
On Monday 13 March 2017 12:33:32 Oswald Buddenhagen wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 01, 2017 at 01:38:47PM +0100, Marc Mutz wrote:
> > On Wednesday 01 March 2017 13:13:17 Lars Knoll wrote:
> > > > Let’s conclude this topic now by moving on towards 5.9 as Tuukka
> > > > proposed. After some thinking I also agree that this is the best
> > > > course of action from where we are right now.
> > >
> > > This also implies that bug fixes should now get pushed to the 5.9
> > > branch and we should close the 5.8 branch soon.
> > I disagree. Even if you cannot produce releases from 5.8 anymore,
> > that's our stable branch.
> that may be the case, but doesn't necessarily mean that you need to
> upstream your fixes there. closing it only affects other users of the
> 5.8 tip who want your fixes. probably not that many.
All Linux distributions, unless they decide to skip 5.8 completely, due to
lack of upstream support?
> otoh, the branch being open costs CI cycles and causes some forward
> merging effort, while benefitting a marginal number of people.
> another point is that most tqtc employees are actually following the
> management order and are neglecting 5.8 (for two months now), which
> means that it's by far not as stable as one would want it to be.
> so i guess it's time to give in and officially close the branch.
Hurray for Open Governance...
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