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
>>> 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
This is how "git flow" works. It isn't a lot of work and it greatly
While we let authors control their repositories mostly in whichever
manner they wish, it would be prudent to follow the branching model here
<http://nvie.com/posts/a-successful-git-branching-model/>. 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 ciere.com
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