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

Michael Hudson mwh at python.net
Mon Jun 19 14:06:06 CEST 2006

Anthony Baxter <anthony at interlink.com.au> writes:

> 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...

I agree with you.  If people want to work on new features, they can
create branches for that -- by default, bug fixes should go into 2.5
without further effort.


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  they way English is spelled, who could trust them on _anything_ that
  had to do with writing things down, anyway?
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