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Subject: Re: [boost] [1.50.0] RELEASE BRANCH REOPENED
From: Jeremiah Willcock (jewillco_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-05-22 21:18:48

On Tue, 22 May 2012, Eric Niebler wrote:

> On 5/22/2012 6:12 PM, Jeremiah Willcock wrote:
>> On Tue, 22 May 2012, Eric Niebler wrote:
>>> The release managers have heard you. We're currently discussing a better
>>> plan. I'm personally very sorry for the poor way this has been managed.
>>> Look for an email from us shortly. I'm taking it upon myself to reopen
>>> the release branch for BUG FIXES ONLY (no new libraries). Please get
>>> your changes in as soon as is convenient and prudent. It should be open
>>> for at least a week. Then we'll require release manager approval. Please
>>> be sure trunk tests are clean before merging anything, as usual.
>>> Thanks for your patience. We were all very busy in the run-up to
>>> BoostCon, and this got away from us. That's not an excuse, just an
>>> explanation.
>> Is this strict "bug fixes only", not allowing new features/changes in
>> existing libraries?
> Would it be a major inconvenience to hold new features until the next
> release cycle? That would be my preference, but I'm not speaking for all
> the release managers.

No, it wouldn't -- I can wait, but would prefer to merge my
changes/refactorings in now so that the trunk and release branch will not
differ by too much.

-- Jeremiah Willcock

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