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Re: Rmail mbox-format branch

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: Rmail mbox-format branch
Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2004 18:38:50 +0900

"Eli Zaretskii" <address@hidden> writes:
> Experience shows that 21.4 will most probably be followed by a bugfix
> release 21.5, a month or two after 21.4 is out; if that happens, we
> cannot move 22.1 into a pretest before the bugfix release is out.
> Since we cannot know whether 21.4 will need a bugfix release, we will
> wait at least a month or so before we decide, which again doesn't
> allow 22.1 to start a pretest immediately.

What's wrong with using a branch for bugfixes in 21.4?

The point of keeping a pending release on the trunk is to make sure it
gets a lot of testing.  If 21.4 is released, then it's gonna be
reasonably solid, so there seems little point to having it hang around
on the trunk Just In Case; using a branch to fix those bugs that creep
into the release (and which are deemed serious enough to warrant another
minor release) seems quite reasonable.

`...the Soviet Union was sliding in to an economic collapse so comprehensive
 that in the end its factories produced not goods but bads: finished products
 less valuable than the raw materials they were made from.'  [The Economist]

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