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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 08:00:16 +0200 (IST)

On Tue, 5 Nov 2002, Stefan Monnier wrote:

> > > Even if we feature freeze it now, 21.4 will not be out before the end
> > > of 2003.  I.e. long after 21.3.
> > 
> > If you suggest to have two pretests running in parallel, I don't think
> > we can manage that with the available resources.
> feature-freeze != pretest.

Well, perhaps I misunderstood: what good is it to freeze the trunk unless 
we start a pretest?

> But for 21.3, if it had been forked from the trunk rather than from RC could
> have been overall just as stable as 21.3 is.

IIRC, it was a judgement call, and at the time it sounded like we could 
have 21.3 out the door in less than a month.  Given that assumption, it's 
not clear to me whether the decision was wrong.  (To make it perfectly 
clear, the decision was not mine.)

> So I just think that all releases should be forked from the trunk
> rather than from a previous release branch.

I could agree with that in principle.  But in reality, it could happen 
that the first release you make from the branch is not stable enough, 
and that in the meantime the trunk got several new significant changes 
that make it inappropriate for the next release.

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