[python-committers] Cutting Python 2.6

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Thu Oct 2 07:52:11 CEST 2008

> There should be a way to re-tag only the file(s) that contain the fix.

It's possible to edit the tag itself (rather than the trunk/maintenance
branch), but then you also need to merge the changes back into the
trunk. Also, editing the tag effectively makes it a branch; such usage
is discouraged (and it will screw up conversion to, say, bazaar, which
assumes a tag denotes a single revision).

It would be possible to create a branch just for the release, but that's
more tedious.

In the specific case, I think it would be best to create the maintenance
branch earlier; then only that branch needs to be frozen (instead of the


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