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Subject: Re: [boost] 1.58.1 bugfix release necessary?
From: Michael Caisse (mcaisse-lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-04-26 22:56:55

On 04/26/2015 10:58 AM, Robert Ramey wrote:
> 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
> release.

This is how "git flow" works. It isn't a lot of work and it greatly
reduces risk.

While we let authors control their repositories mostly in whichever
manner they wish, it would be prudent to follow the branching model here
<>. Unless the
author already has substantial and practical experience with Git, using
a well-tested work flow is going to be the best pattern for success.


Michael Caisse
ciere consulting

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