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Re: [GMG-Devel] "stable" branch

From: Christopher Allan Webber
Subject: Re: [GMG-Devel] "stable" branch
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:01:29 -0600

Matt Molyneaux writes:

> On Sun, 2014-12-14 at 12:57 -0600, Christopher Allan Webber wrote:
> *snip*
>>  - stable will usually just track whatever the last release was (though
>>    minor docs fixes can be added to it).
> *snip*
> Will minor bug fixes and security "hotfixes" go here too?

Security "hotfixes" will probably, but then we'll immediately jump to
pushing out a release anyway.

> I guess what I'm really asking is how does stable related to a
> theoretical 0.8.1?
> I remember some feature (can't remember what) for 0.8 had to wait for
> merging until 0.7.1 had been released because everything happened on
> master. Does having a stable branch free up master for more invasive
> changes?

"Yes", but I'd like to keep the "master is stable" theory to keep up
good hygeine... with the caveat that we don't need to lose sleep when
things are in transition any more.

Good questions!

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