Subject: Re: [boost] [1.37.0][date-time] Breaking the log jam
From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-10-30 14:33:51
On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 2:28 PM, David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> on Thu Oct 30 2008, "Robert Ramey" <ramey-AT-rrsd.com> wrote:
> >> Beman Dawes wrote:
> >>> Andrey Semashev has pulled together a number of patches to address
> >>> backed-up date-time tickets. He has tested them on Linux and Windows.
> >>> The arrangement was that Jeff Garland would look them over, but Jeff
> >>> just isn't finding the time to do that.
> <snip proposal>
> >>> * I'm willing to hold the release a few days; in aggregate this is an
> >>> important set of overdue fixes to a major library so I'd like to see
> >>> them go in this release.
> >>> Comments?
> >>> --Beman
> > I would disagree with this.
> > Holding up release to include changes for one library that should have
> > been done some time ago is exactly the situation which has created
> > so much problem in the past. Doing this will prevent benefits of the
> > current release-ready branch on all the other libraries from users
> > who need them now.
> > Release the current release-ready branch now.
> > Get the 1.38.0 process going now and put the date-time updates
> > into that.
> > Robert Ramey
> I think I responded too quickly before, and I agree with Robert. Isn't
> that the whole point of a quarterly release cycle?
Sure, but I was thinking only of a couple of days, not a major slip.
As soon as 1.37.0 is released, I am going to open a point-release branch
> where Andrey can check those changes in.
Hum... So are you going to manage a point-release? That would change my
thinking a bit.
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