[Python-Dev] Re: [Q] patches in maintenace branch
Sat, 21 Jul 2001 01:05:33 +0200
On Fri, Jul 20, 2001 at 02:45:45PM -0400, Fred L. Drake, Jr. wrote:
> It came out the other day that you'd rather not have anyone making
> checkins on the maintenance branch, but would like to migrate patches
> yourself. Can you add a discussion about this to the bugfix-release
Yeah. I plan to update it with a bunch of practical info.
> One issue that might need to be addressed is that I'd like to be
> able to keep a fairly up-to-date version of the patched documentation
> available at http://python.sourceforge.net/maint-docs/, so I'd like to
> discourage long periods between integrations (unless of course there's
> nothing to merge in).
You were implictly allowed to do anything you want in the documentation
tree. Documentation doesn't create broken code, and I didn't expect you to
check in documentation that was wrong or for features that don't exist in
the maintenance branch. (But I kept an eye on what you checked in none the
> I'd also like to thank you -- you did a great job as the release
> manager for 2.1.1!
Pfah, no, I didn't :) It started out good, but I lost energy and focus in
the end. This has also a lot do with lousy planning on my side... My
girlfriend was scheduled to go on vacation three weeks ago; instead, she's
leaving tomorrow, and she decided to use tonight to rent a truck and move
all of our leftover stuff from the old house (which we still lease for free)
to the new one (which we've been living in for months :P) That's why I was
offline for most of the US afternoon, today.
Anyway, better luck next time :)
Thomas Wouters <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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