[Python-Dev] TRUNK UNFROZEN (release is done)

Fred Drake fred at zope.com
Wed Oct 27 05:15:05 CEST 2004

On Tuesday 26 October 2004 09:07 pm, Anthony Baxter wrote:
 > As far as the original point (branching at the beta point, rather
 > than post-final-release) - I've seen little demand for making
 > this happen, and it increases both the workload and (much more
 > importantly) the chance for a visit from Mr Cockup. But it's

Indeed it does.  We don't need that.

 > something we could do now if there's a real groundswell of
 > people who want to get stuff into the trunk for 2.5 that extra
 > month early <wink>.

As someone who works daily using the Zope 3 Way, I don't think it makes much 
sense for Python.  No matter how easy Subversion makes moving patches around, 
it is another opportunity for a screwup.

I don't see any reason to make the branch earlier than the first release 
candidate.  We don't have a history of accidental inclusion of new features; 
when we've added things, it was done intentionally.  (I'm not endorsing a 
policy on *that* here, just noting that we don't have a problem caused by the 
lack of an early branch.)

 > beta2: Wednesday, November 3rd
 > RC1: Wednesday, November 18th
 > final: Tuesday, November 30th

This looks good for me at this point.


Fred L. Drake, Jr.  <fred at zope.com>
Zope Corporation

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