[Python-Dev] Re: Bug fix releases
Guido van Rossum
guido at digicool.com
Sat Mar 3 21:07:09 CET 2001
> [Fred L. Drake, Jr.]
> > ...
> > Managing the bugfix releases would also be an excellent task for
> > someone who's expecting to use the bugfix releases more than the
> > feature releases -- the mentality has to be right for the task. I
> > know I'm much more of a "features" person, and would have a hard time
> > not crossing the line if it were up to me what went into a bugfix
> > release.
> Note there was never a bugfix release for 1.5.2, despite that 1.5.2 had some
> serious bugs, and that 1.5.2 was current for an unprecedentedly long time.
> Guido put out a call for volunteers to produce a 1.5.2 bugfix release, but
> nobody responded. Past is prelude ...
> everyone-is-generous-with-everyone-else's-time-ly y'rs - tim
I understand the warning. How about the following (and then I really
have to go write my keynote speech :-). PythonLabs will make sure
that it will happen. But how much stuff goes into the bugfix release
is up to the community.
We'll give SourceForge commit privileges to individuals who want to do
serious work on the bugfix branch -- but before you get commit
privileges, you must first show that you know what you are doing by
submitting useful patches through the SourceForge patch mananger.
Since a lot of the 2.0.1 effort will be deciding which code from 2.1
to merge back into 2.0.1, it may not make sense to upload context
diffs to SourceForge. Instead, we'll accept reasoned instructions for
specific patches to be merged back. Instructions like "cvs update
-j<rev1> -j<rev2> <file>" are very helpful; please also explain why!
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)
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