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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-09-01 16:59:29

Beman Dawes wrote:

> The Development and Release Practices trac wiki page has been updated.
> See
> The most important changes were refinements of the repository
> organization and addition of more specific procedures for merging from
> the trunk to the next release. The merging is described in terms of
> TortoiseSVN. It would be helpful if someone familiar with command line
> svn provided an equivalent set of instructions for command line users.
> I'm trying to restrict the process to things we can do right away, so we
> can get started on 1.35.0.

I don't think I see the answers to the below question that I've previous posted:

1. The procedure for merging to release-ready tree needs
more details -- if the procedure is painful, then authors just
won't merge anything. Say a great new feature is developed on trunk, but
causes regression on a obscure platform. Author failed
to fix that regression after reasonable effect, and platform
experts failed as well. Can this change go to release tree still?

2. Say Boost 1.35 is released. Week later, a big source-incompatible
change to some library is merged to release-ready tree. Week later, a serious
bug is found in another library. Is there a place where that bug can be
fixed? Release-ready tree already has source-incompatible change to other
library? In other words -- from which tree is 1.35.1 going to be released?

3. Even assuming release-ready tree haven't got any big changes --
what is the planned procedure for fixing issues discovered on release-ready
tree? Trunk might be in the middle on the next big change, so a fix can either
(1) be made on brunch and then merged, or (2) be made on release-ready tree
directly. (1) requires on-demand testing of branches. Is (2) the way to go?

Concerning (1), your definition of release ready will prevent merge if there
even a single regression. And (2)-(3) are not addressed at all, as far as I see.

- Volodya

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