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Re: Extensive changes during pretest

From: Dan Nicolaescu
Subject: Re: Extensive changes during pretest
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2008 16:06:06 -0800

Chong Yidong <address@hidden> writes:

  > Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
  > > Why are so many changes being checked-in so late in the pretest?  They
  > > don't seem to be bugfixes to me (see below).
  > >
  > > Would the head maintainers please state clear guidelines on what
  > > should and what should not be installed at this time?  In the absence
  > > of a formal procedure for reviewing patches before they are committed
  > > and/or for posting them after the commit, I think it's imperative we
  > > have clear and agreed-upon guidelines.
  > We're still working out how the release process is going to be
  > handled.
  > In the meantime, while I'm aware that maintainers such as Michael
  > McNamara (for verilog) and Alan Mackenzie (for CC mode) have
  > significant leeway for checkins affecting their parts of the code, Eli
  > is right: Emacs 22.2 is already in pretest, so such changes shouldn't
  > be made to the branch at this point in time.  At the very least,
  > please inform emacs-devel to make sure it doesn't clash with the
  > pretest.
  > For small safe bug fixes, do continue sending them directly into the
  > branch, as we're currently doing, for the moment.
  > New features should be going into the trunk; if you want to backport
  > it to Emacs 22, please wait till after 22.2 is released and propose
  > the backport on emacs-devel.

Why not have the up to date checkin policy for each branch in
That way there's no ambiguity what is going on, and there's a single
place to check what it TRTD.  A message on the mailing list is very easy
to miss...

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