[Python-Dev] devguide: Backporting is obsolete. Add details that I had to learn.

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Mon Jan 9 22:59:07 CET 2012

On Mon, 09 Jan 2012 21:58:29 +0100
terry.reedy <python-checkins at python.org> wrote:
> -Different branches are used at a time to represent different *minor versions*
> -in which development is made.  All development should be done **first** in the
> -:ref:`in-development <indevbranch>` branch, and selectively backported
> -to other branches when necessary.
> +There is a branch for each *minor version*. Development is done separately
> +for Python 2 and Python 3. For each *major version*, each change should be made
> +**first** in the oldest branch to which it applies and forward-ported as
> +appropriate.

Please avoid using the terms "minor version" and "major version", they
are confusing.



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