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Re: 21.2.90 pretest, 21.3, 21.4...

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: 21.2.90 pretest, 21.3, 21.4...
Date: Wed, 6 Nov 2002 16:25:04 +0200 (IST)

On 6 Nov 2002, Kim F. Storm wrote:

> IMO, a feature freeze on the trunk at the current state would be OK!
> There are now so many new features and fixes compared to 21.[1-3], that
> starting a pretest cycle for 21.4 from the trunk would be a _good thing_
> to start getting all those new features tested (before we add even more
> features).

That means 2 pretests at once (as long as 21.3 is not released).  I don't 
think we can handle that.

> Admittedly, it would halt "development" on the trunk for, say 2-3
> months, but what's the purpose of such developments anyway if we
> (virtually) never make a release containing those new features?

That's what we did before branches.  I'm not sure we should go back to 
that model.

The reason for the branch was that many developers are interested in 
development much more than they are interested in pretest and other 
mundane tasks which are important for fast releases after the freeze.  
The branch was supposed to give those people an opportunity to check in 
changes even as the pretest was under way.

> Are anyone of you aware of any significant stability (or redisplay)
> related bugs that we need to fix before 21.4 ?

Emacs 21.1 was stable for me more than a year before it was released.  
The pretest phase found problems none of the developers ever saw.  Moral: 
don't make decisions about stability based on what people who read this 
forum tell you.

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