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Subject: Re: [boost] [release management] Draft policy for changes between beta and release
From: Phil Endecott (spam_from_boost_dev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-10-25 20:00:18

Beman Dawes wrote:
> what sort of QA problems should be fixed between the beta and final releases
> * Minor code fixes.
> * Questionable code fixes.

One important factor not mentioned in the message is whether the fix is
for a regression relative to the last release or is fixing a
long-standing problem. From the point of view of an end-user, the
difference between the new version "still not working" and "being more
broken than the last" is significant. I would suggest that even quite
large fixes should be accepted if they are fixing regressions, while
even minor fixes that do not fix regressions should only be accepted if
very obviously harmless.


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