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Subject: Re: [boost] [1.50.0] Beta schedule
From: Joel de Guzman (joel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-05-22 19:51:08

On 5/23/2012 12:19 AM, John Maddock wrote:
>> I'm confused.. How is it that people don't understand that as soon as
>> a release it out the door.. It's then time to merge libraries from
>> trunk to release until the "release branch is closed" announcement
>> goes out. Why is it that people want to wait until right before the
>> release is close to do the merges?
> Because it's never the right time to merge - there's always "one more little thing" to
> fix, regression tests being waited on etc etc. If you know when the release branch is
> going to close *in advance*, then you can plan which fixes are likely to make it, and
> which won't. On the other hand if there's no sign of the release branch being closed, the
> temptation to "keep fiddling on trunk" is just too strong. Human nature and all that ;-)
> So while I understand the reason for the rush, I too would like to see a clear schedule
> published in advance...

Same here. I was surprised by the abrupt closing of trunk. I too have
some pending merges to do. I was just waiting for the tests to cycle
a bit before doing so.

Beman, I also would like to ask for permission to merge Fusion and Spirit.


Joel de Guzman

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