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Re: Major update just committed

From: Jason Rumney
Subject: Re: Major update just committed
Date: 01 Jun 2003 13:58:25 +0100
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"Stefan Monnier" <monnier+gnu/address@hidden> writes:

> If we have another branch (other than unicode) for major changes,
> then we will not really focus on the trunk, methinks.

I am more worried that the opposite will happen. Casual users will
only ever look at the trunk, so if we branch for a 21.5 release, it
will not get much attention.

> So I think we should do like we did for 21.1 and like most projects
> do AFAIK, which is to say "freeze", spend some months debugging
> and then (and only then) make a new branch (which is the release branch).

> During the debugging phase people should just refrain from any "major work"
> which would distract them from debugging.  When this "refraining" because
> too difficult, it's a sign that there isn't enough debugging to do any more,
> so it's a good time to branch.

We have the unicode branch already. If people cannot resist making
major changes, they can use that.

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