[Python-Dev] Python 3.4: Cherry-picking into rc2 and final

Larry Hastings larry at hastings.org
Wed Feb 19 01:05:01 CET 2014

On 02/18/2014 03:56 PM, Matthias Klose wrote:
> Am 19.02.2014 00:46, schrieb Larry Hastings:
>> On 02/18/2014 03:38 PM, Matthias Klose wrote:
>>> Am 17.02.2014 00:25, schrieb Larry Hastings:
>>>> And my local branch will remain private until 3.4.0 final ships!
>>> sorry, but this is so wrong. Is there *any* reason why to keep this branch
>>> private?
>> Yes.  It ensures that nobody can check something into it against my wishes.
>> Also, in the event that I cherry-pick revisions out-of-order, it allows me to
>> rebase, making merging easier.
>> Is there *any* reason to make this branch public before 3.4.0 final?
>   - Python is an open source project.  Why do we need to hide
>     development for a month or more?
>   - Not even four eyes looking at the code seems to be odd. You
>     can make mistakes too.
> This seems to be a social or a technical problem.  I assume making this branch
> available read-only would address your concerns?  Does hg allow this?  And if
> not, why not create this branch in the upstream repository, and tell people not
> to commit to it?  Why shouldn't such a social restriction work?  Seems to work
> well for other projects.

When you are release manager for Python, you may institute this policy 
if you like.  Right now, I have enough to do as it is.

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