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From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-08-22 14:15:38

David Abrahams wrote:
>>>> I'm hoping to get proto in. Why do you ask?
>>> To determine if the next release is 1.37.0 or 1.36.1, so I can bump
>>> the version number.
>>> It isn't critical since the version number isn't essential until
>>> late in the release cycle,
>> How does that work? Does it mean any changes that would be
>> inappropriate in a point release will be merged to release at the
>> last minute? I'm still getting used to the new system.

> I would really appreciate an answer to this question. So far, it
> looks to me like we either need to decide that as a policy we're
> simply not going to do point releases, or we need a separate release
> branch for each series (e.g. 1.36.x)

Suppose library X has a bug which requires a fix before the next
release. And suppose the fix is tested in the trunk and merged
into "release ready" version and the "release ready" version is
totally retested. Wouldn't just assigning a tag (1.36.1) (or "copy)
in SVN parlance) to the current release ready version qualify as a
"point release" That is how would this differ from a "point release"?

Maybe I've misunderstood what people mean by "point release".

Robert Ramey

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