[Qt-creator] Suggestion regarding branches

Ziller Eike Eike.Ziller at digia.com
Thu Feb 20 08:33:33 CET 2014

On Feb 20, 2014, at 7:42 AM, Orgad Shaneh <orgads at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I have a suggestion regarding the branching policy.
> I'll use master and 3.1 for reference, but it applies to following branches of course.
> When master is branched out, you can allow a transition period (1-2 weeks sounds reasonable), in which:
> 	• New changes will be pushed to 3.1.
> 	• Existing changes that target master, but belong to 3.1 will be submitted to master
> 	• New/existing changes that target next master (3.2) will not be submitted until the transition period is over. This is the hard part. You can either count on approvers to (remember and) obey to this rule, or allow submit (for master) only to release managers.
> 	• When the transition period if over, master will be merged into 3.1, submit for master will be free, and any further changes that belong in 3.1 will have to be resubmitted for it.
> What do you think?

Alternative suggestion: Make someone fix / implement https://code.google.com/p/gerrit/issues/detail?id=117


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