[pytest-dev] on abolishing the feature branch concept

Florian Bruhin me at the-compiler.org
Mon Jan 25 01:03:35 EST 2016

* Bruno Oliveira <nicoddemus at gmail.com> [2016-01-25 00:13:43 +0000]:
> If we abolish the features branch and still honor semantic versioning, it
> is very likely that every other release will increase the minor version...
> so we would have pytest 2.20.0 by the end of the year or so. :)
> I don't really mind it, but others may dislike this.

I agree with this.

Also looking at the previous few feature releases, we always needed a
few bugfix releases for regressions introduced by them. If we *also*
add new features with every (used-to-be) bugfix release, I fear we
won't really have a stable battle-tested pytest at all.

I think the right route to go is to make releases easier (I think
Bruno is doing a great job on that!), and then maybe switch to
time-based releases rather than milestone-based releases like gitlab



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