On Monday 17 July 2006 20:27, Andrew MacIntyre wrote:
On the face of it, it seems to me that branching a new major release at the 1st beta would be one way of managing this. The trunk is not frozen for an extended period, and any "features" and bug fixes could probably be backported from the trunk on clearance from the RE with no more pain than is currently endured.
One down side would be the possibility of a loss in emphasis in finishing the job on the release to be. I'm sure there are others...
The major one is the doubling of the workload for bugfixes. SVN is better than CVS, but it's still not great when it comes to backporting fixes between branches.