From: Doug Gregor (dgregor_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-03-28 16:23:47
On Mar 25, 2005, at 8:33 PM, Martin Slater wrote:
>> Boost.Filesystem often has a similar problem - small fixes that could
>> be made available sooner than waiting for the next release. Maybe
>> some kind of public patch file or files for those who would like to
>> apply them?
> Maybe as releases are made they should be pushed off into a branch
> then any bug fixes applied to both the main line and the release
> branch. It would increases the testing load some but as the branch
> should not be modified very often maybe it would be possible to flag a
> change has been made and only run regressions if so. This way users
> can safely get all bug fixes applied to a release without fear that a
> major breaking change has been made.
We already have release branches so, for instance, we could branch a
1.32.1 off 1.32.0 to provide bug fixes. However, as you mention, we'd
need support for the regression testing system and at this point we
don't have it. We'll get there, I hope.