[Python-Dev] Backport troubles with mercurial

Benjamin Peterson benjamin at python.org
Thu Dec 30 23:49:41 CET 2010

2010/12/30 Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu>:
> On 12/30/2010 4:44 PM, Georg Brandl wrote:
>>> But you can't use Mercurial's merge functionality for that, right?
>>> You have to use some kind of transplant/cherry-picking to merge from the
>>> 3.3 branch to the 3.2 branch, right?
>> Oh, I wrote the above assuming 3.2->3.3 merging.  For the other direction
>> you need cherry-picking, yes.
> I have the impression that Benjamin plans to continue 3.1 bug maintenance
> for months after 3.2 final rather than issue the last bug fix the
> traditional 1 week after. That would make the sequence 3.1->3.2->3.3 or
> 3.1<-3.2<-3.3 or ... . The transition would be a lot easier, I think, if
> 3.1.4 was released along with 3.2, so most of us would never have to bother
> with 3.1 and hg together.

I will try to release 3.1.4 soon after 3.2 is released, but February
and the spring in general will be quite busy for me.


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