[Python-Dev] "Unstable" is an ambiguous word...

Anthony Baxter Anthony Baxter <anthony@interlink.com.au>
Tue, 09 Apr 2002 17:27:18 +1000

>>> Martin v. Loewis wrote
> > I also like Andrew's idea of making everybody commit their changes in
> > both branches -- to scale the effort of keeping the maintenance branch
> > up-to-date.
> For bug fixes, I encourage that. The question will come up whether new
> features also need to be back-ported.

There's a couple of simple cases:

  . Obvious bugs that should be backported. Where possible, the original
committer should apply this.

  . Obvious new features that introduce new behaviour. This is something 
that shouldn't be applied automatically, but _if_ the feature is something
that should be considered for the stable release then that should be 
flagged in the comment, but not applied to the branch straight away.