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Subject: Re: [boost] 1.58.1 bugfix release necessary?
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-04-26 13:58:15

John Maddock-2 wrote
> On 26/04/2015 14:38, Robert Ramey wrote:
>> What is would be the difference between creating a bug fix release
>> presumably
>> called 1.58.1 and just expediting release 1.59 ?
> A bugfix release is exactly that - bug fixes only, no new features or
> new libraries.

If we do that, then we'll have to create a new branch since there's already
new stuff in master.
Now we'll have to retest the "bug fix" release. And, we'll have to make sure
that all the
bug fixes get merged back into the master from from which the next release
is going to be derived.

Seems to me a lot of work when the same effort could be applied to the next

> If we go that route then we already have the beta for 1.58.1: it's
> called 1.58.0. So we could allow low risk bugfixes for a limited time,
> and then go straight to a release candidate.

I'm not sure I understand that. But one thing we could do is leave the beta
there for testing longer. Right now we put it out there and ask people to
to install it and test it. I understand how they install it, but I'm not
how they test it. We don't have a widely used/promoted procedure for
testing one's
release on one's own machine (do we?).

Robert Ramey

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