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

Raymond Hettinger rhettinger at ewtllc.com
Mon Jun 19 18:13:32 CEST 2006

Anthony Baxter 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? 
I recommend holding-off on a 2.6 branch until someone actually
has some non-trivial amount of 2.6 code ready for a commit.
My guess is that we are all focused on 2.5 or are participating
in intoxicating Py3k discussions.


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