[Python-Dev] Merging 3.2 to 3.3 is messy because "Misc/NEWS"

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Wed Nov 9 12:28:54 CET 2011

On Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 4:51 AM, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:
> If a bug is fixed in 3.2.latest, then it will not be new in 3.3.0, so
> perhaps it should not be added there. NEWS could just refer back to previous
> sections. Then 3.3.0 News would only be new features and the occasional
> ambiguous item not fixed before.

The 3.2.x maintenance release sections are not present in the 3.3 NEWS
file - it jumps straight from 3.2 to 3.3a1.

So bug fixes should be recorded in both places - the 3.3a1 notes
record the deltas against 3.2.0, not against whatever the latest
release of 3.2 happens to be when 3.3 is released.


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