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Subject: Re: [boost] [1.50.0] RELEASE BRANCH REOPENED (was: Beta schedule)
From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-05-23 08:53:33

On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 6:16 AM, Lars Viklund <zao_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 07:38:52AM +0200, Oliver Kowalke wrote:
>> > I'm taking it upon myself to reopen
>> > the release branch for BUG FIXES ONLY (no new libraries).
>> What are the reasons not to allow new libraries?
> The way it kind of once worked was that you merge libraries pretty much
> directly after the previous release, then twiddle your thumbs until the
> beta and release dates.
> The way it tends to work in reality is that everyone panics their work
> in at the last moment possible, or slightly later.
> In the end, it's a massive misunderstanding between authors that played
> it safe and assumed that the lack of any announced dates meant that
> release merging was in some way delayed, and the release managers which
> run on a fixed internal unannounced clock, assuming that everyone knew
> their thoughts.



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