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From: John Maddock (john_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-08-21 13:05:26

Robert Ramey wrote:
> So the question is "When is it OK to merge from the trunk into
> release?"
> I see a couple of different possible answers:
> a) When the library is as good as the author can make it
> b) When the library is better in at least one way than the current
> release
> and in no way worse. That is when releasing the changes will
> result in an improvement for someone and cause no harm to anyone.
> c) When tests pass on "release compilers"
> For a new library I would prefer a). For an improvement/bug fix to
> and existing library, I would prefer b). Personally, I would never
> prefer c) since it opens up a whole issue of what it means to
> be "release platform" which I don't think is a very useful concept
> in this context.

Or treat (c) as a prerequisite to (a) and (b) ?


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