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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] [boost] Boost 1_59_0_b1_rc1 is available for testing
From: Gavin Lambert (gavinl_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-07-15 00:20:40
On 15/07/2015 14:59, Edward Diener wrote:
> Because MPL is so central to everything it seems it is too late to get
> these fixes into 'master', have the regression tested on 'master' and
> into the upcoming release at this point.
Take this with a grain of salt, since I'm not a library maintainer or
release manager, but:
Since it's still at a beta release stage (if I'm understanding
correctly), this seems to me like the perfect time to merge bugfixes,
especially ones that have already been tested on develop.
Part of the point of having a beta cycle is to discover these
accidentally-left-out elements and correct them.
In my view it's far better to delay the release slightly (if that would
even happen in this case, which it might not) than to ship with known
bugs for which fixes are already committed. (When fixes are yet to be
developed, it's a different story, of course.)
Again, this view might change a little if the fixes are breaking
changes, but I presume this is not the case since they're tested on
develop. Or it just means a few more fixes might need to be merged as well.
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