[Python-Dev] When to branch release25-maint?

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Mon Jun 19 07:04:44 CEST 2006

On 6/18/06, Anthony Baxter <anthony at interlink.com.au> wrote:
> A question has been asked about branching release25-maint at the time
> of beta1. I was actually thinking about doing this for 2.5rc1 - once
> we're in release candidate stage we want to really be careful about
> checkins. I'm not sure it's worth branching at beta1 - it's a bit
> more work all round, vs what I suspect will be a small amount of 2.6
> work landing on the trunk nownownow. Also, I'd prefer people's cycles
> be spent on bughunting 2.5 rather than worrying about shiny new
> features for the release that's, what, 18 months away?
> Anyway, thought I'd open this up for discussion...

Sounds reasonable to me.  Betas could still have more semantic changes for
bug fixes than a release candidate might allow and thus make the branch too
early a step at b1.

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