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Re: branching stable/2.22?

From: Dan Eble
Subject: Re: branching stable/2.22?
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2020 12:58:12 -0400

On Aug 25, 2020, at 09:51, Carl Sorensen <> wrote:
> Once we have an unstable release with the build system in good shape (all
> the auxiliary scripts work well, the website builds correctly, the MacOS
> build is functional at least on MacPorts), I'd be in favor of creating a
> pre-release candidate (which in the past has *not* been a stable branch,
> but a big bump in the version number; the CG refers to this as an alpha)
> and implementing the Build-frozen state listed in the CG.
> After we've had some time to get the alpha release tested, we announce a
> beta release and branch stable.
> I concur with the idea that a properly functioning full conversion to
> Python 3 and workable (though not required) Guile 2 constitutes sufficient
> change for the next stable version.  No other features are needed.
> I recommend against creating a stable branch too soon.  In my experience,
> we get much more testing on the unstable branch than on the stable branch.
> People are likely to use the most recent unstable release as a matter of
> course; they are much less likely to go check out the most recent stable
> (but not yet released) branch.

I could get behind all of this.

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