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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: today's merges

From: Andrew Suffield
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: today's merges
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2003 10:07:22 +0100
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On Mon, Sep 01, 2003 at 02:53:24PM +0900, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> You see, this has always bothered me about XEmacs's release model.  I
> pushed _really_ hard to have a three-branch release process:
> 1) Stable.  As Tom puts it ``The policy for $STABLE is to fix bugs that
> "have to be fixed" -- which isn't precisely defined, but certainly
> does not include adding $FEATURE-X.''  Fixing leaks in the plumbing.
> 2) Development.  Adding features like $FEATURE-X, but requiring that
> they be added in ways that have minimal impact on stable features,
> rather than doing them in ways that architecturally would be best.
> This limits you to features that don't need low-level changes to the
> core.  Add a deck in the backyard, but can't change the garage into a
> new master bedroom because the plumbing and the electrical work
> require rearranging the whole kitchen/garage wall.

If you have (2), and it's *that* reliable, why bother with (1) at all?

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