On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 8:46 AM, Georg Brandl firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Am 13.02.2014 14:15, schrieb Antoine Pitrou:
So how is the RC phase supposed to work this time? Usually only critical patches get in, but I see a lot of commits in the last few days.
For 3.3.0 bugfixing continued on default, and I cherry-picked patches I considered critical enough into my release repo. The rest of the fixes were then merged after final and made their way into 3.3.1.
Larry has a similar plan for 3.4, and I think he will announce it here shortly.
That sounds like a good plan to me, and if that's going to be the plan for the foreseeable future I think the devguide needs bit of an update. In particular, with this plan the absolute requirement of having another core developer review a patch before commit can be relaxed somewhat, since the RM would be reviewing any post-RC patches in any case to decide if they should make Final.
Either way, some clarification would be good; I have a couple of issues that I'd like to commit, but I'm wary of doing so until current protocol is better defined.