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Subject: Re: [boost] [release management] Draft policy for changes betweenbeta and release
From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-10-27 09:26:52

On Sun, Oct 26, 2008 at 2:07 PM, Robert Ramey <ramey_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> Phil Endecott wrote:
> > 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.
> Any library which has regressions as shown in trunk testing
> should not be merged into the release ready branch. If it is
> discovered that this has occurred, then the merge should
> be reverted.
> This policy is necessary for boost releases to guarentee
> a strictly increasing level of quality.




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