On 10/6/2014 1:15 AM, Nick Coghlan wrote:
On 6 October 2014 13:17, Larry Hastings email@example.com wrote:
I also didn't want to add another RC and slip the release--Matthias said he wanted to ship 3.4.2 with Ubuntu 14.10, but with their release only about two weeks away I didn't want to stress them out any more than necessary. (One might say, "Ubuntu's release schedule is irrelevant, you should do what's best for Python". To that I'd reply, "They asked nicely, and nobody else was asking for anything, so it seemed reasonable to accommodate them, and this will get 3.4.2 into the hands of a lot of people".)
I may be a touch (*cough*totally*cough*) biased, but attempting to accommodate redistributors when it doesn't place any excessive demands on the upstream release cycle sounds like a fine approach to me :)
I don't have that bias, and I think that finalizing an apparently good candidate -- and doing 3.4.3 in about 4 months, is the right thing anyway. If there were a .rc2 released, it would not be guaranteed to be free of problems, and it would likely be followed by more 'nice to have' features.