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Re: Release 1.2.1: zstd 1.4.4 -> 1.4.9: grafting or core-updates?

From: Leo Famulari
Subject: Re: Release 1.2.1: zstd 1.4.4 -> 1.4.9: grafting or core-updates?
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2021 13:55:58 -0400

On Tue, Mar 16, 2021 at 05:34:34PM +0100, zimoun wrote:
> The question is: should the next release 1.2.1 contain zstd@1.4.9 as
> graft?  Or do we revert the commit and simply fix it on core-updates
> and wait for the next core-updates cycle.  Personally, I am in favor
> of the latter.  WDYT?

The release should not contain any grafts, if we can help it.

On the wip-next-release branch, I've simply updated zstd to 1.4.9:

I do agree that updating this program 5 versions in a graft was perhaps
too much.

We should always try to cherry-pick bug-fix patches when grafting.

Otherwise the risk of breakage is too high. At least, these types of
patches should be reviewed on guix-patches. Léo, can you send them to
guix-patches in the future?

Sometimes it is okay to update things in a graft, but it depends on the

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