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[Gnu-arch-users] Re: What I think 1.1 gold needs:

From: Miles Bader
Subject: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: What I think 1.1 gold needs:
Date: 26 Nov 2003 19:24:49 +0900

Robert Collins <address@hidden> writes:
> Post release, only bugfixes should be applied to the stable branch -
> that is the point of it after all.

I think it's perfectly fine to add certain sorts of features as long as
the interface remains stable; in particular, filling in certain sorts of
missing functionality (e.g., fixing the current incompleteness of the
inode-state optimizations) seems quite kosher, and the sort of change
featured in the minor releases of _most_ programs.  Conversely, a change
that doesn't affect the UI, but which requires wide-sweeping internal
changes that are more likely than average to result in bugs, might not
be OK.

However, it's Tom's program, he can manage releases as he sees fit.

`Cars give people wonderful freedom and increase their opportunities.
 But they also destroy the environment, to an extent so drastic that
 they kill all social life' (from _A Pattern Language_)

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