[ODE] New release?

Jon Watte (ODE) hplus-ode at mindcontrol.org
Wed Mar 15 12:24:16 MST 2006

If we're considering releasing UNSTABLE, then why not just merge 
UNSTABLE to HEAD wholesale?

What I want is to keep a HEAD that's really quite stable, and only gets 
critical bug fixes, and an UNSTABLE where seemingly good patches get 
committed. The talk about "killing" HEAD doesn't make sense, because 
then there's no distinction between release branch and development branch.


			/ h+

J. Perkins wrote:
> On 3/14/06, Jon Watte (ODE) <hplus-ode at mindcontrol.org> wrote:
>>I would rather suggest that, when we want to release a new snapshot, we
>>merge whatever has proven to be stable from UNSTABLE into HEAD, and then
>>run with HEAD that way for two weeks with ample announcement on the
>>list, so that people who might possible be able to test, can do so.
> That would require someone to track all of the commits to unstable,
> figure out what is ready to be moved, and apply it. Is there any other
> way to do it? If not, I don't see how anyone here has the bandwidth
> for that.
> All things considered, it seems like the right thing to do is to merge
> the two branches and start making regular releases again. I am trying
> to do the administrivia in my spare cycles, and Bram has done a great
> job of moving the code forward. We'll get there, it just might take
> some time.
> Jason

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