[Python-Dev] Re: Stability and change

Michael Hudson mwh@python.net
09 Apr 2002 09:30:21 +0100

Andrew Kuchling <akuchlin@mems-exchange.org> writes:

> On Mon, Apr 08, 2002 at 06:40:01PM -0400, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> >Hm, I think 2.1 may be a lost cause, but we've done this pretty
> >consistently for 2.2, and I strongly encourage to keep doing it.  If
> >Michael can no longer do it, I'd like to call for a new volunteer, or
> >(if all else fails) have someone at PythonLabs take over.
> Make it a BDFL edict, then: bugfixes to the CVS HEAD should also be
> applied to the release22-maint branch by the same committer, unless
> the fix introduces an incompatibility.  
> It's much more scalable to make everyone do an extra checkin every few
> days rather than to have some poor person dig through miles of CVS
> logs; maybe then we can roll out a new maintenance release with a week
> or so of checking, instead of a month or two.

It's not that hard to backport fixes.  The trawling through logs and
regression testing is the hard bit, plus the release mechanics.
Though abandoning sf will help here.

> Michael, would it be worth posting the scripts you wrote to
> automatically apply patches to the 2.2-maint branch?  Or putting them
> in Tools, or in nondist/<something>?

Maybe.  They're rather specific to my email setup (though the VMers
can probably adapt them easily enough), and I want to clean them up a
bit first.  Next week sometime, probably.


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