[Python-Dev] Switch to 2.4a0 on trunk?

Barry Warsaw barry@python.org
31 Jul 2003 10:25:08 -0400

On Wed, 2003-07-30 at 21:35, Tim Peters wrote:

> > And while I am asking, I am a little uncertain about the CVS tags.
> > Can someone explain the distinction between release23-branch and
> > release23-fork for me?
> Probably, but it doesn't matter <wink>.  xyz-fork is just a tag on the HEAD,
> and xyz-branch is a branch that started life with the stuff with the
> xyz-fork tag.
> > Is there a branch that will track the "latest 2.3" for the next
> > few years (ie, through 2.3.1, 2.3.2 etc?)
> It doesn't appear that there is yet.  Barry?  It will be named
> release23-maint.

Well, here's the problem.  The branch was already created with
release23-branch, and there doesn't appear to be a way to rename a
branch tag.  Fred's going to dig into the docs to see if he can find a
clue, but if anybody else has direct experience with renaming branch
tags, please speak up!

I've updated the pep so this won't happen again three years from now
when Orlijn releases Python 2.4 <wink>.

The other option is to just stick with release23-branch as the
maintenance branch tag.