[Python-Dev] Re: Stability and change
Tue, 9 Apr 2002 09:57:02 -0500
Skip> Is *-RELEASE a third branch, or is it what falls out the end of
Skip> the *-STABLE pipe?
Chris> RELEASE is actually just a tag on the RELENG branch of the tree.
Chris> For example, FreeBSD has the following branches in CVS for 4.x:
Chris> The following section of the handbook explains in some more
Chris> detail about how the two branches progress through their life
I think that still leaves my question unanswered, it just rephrases it. If
*-RELEASE are simply tags on the RELENG branches, how does the RELENG branch
relate to the STABLE branches? I assume there is some forking or renaming
that goes on. What are the criteria for deciding it's no longer just
stable, but is now release quality?