Re: file-roller branched

On Tue, 2006-06-20 at 10:53 -0600, Elijah Newren wrote:
> On 6/20/06, Scott J. Harmon <harmon ksu edu> wrote:
> > Paolo Bacchilega wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > the file-roller module has now a gnome-2-14 branch for version 2.14,
> > > HEAD will be used to develop version 2.16
> > >
> > > Plans for 2.16 are: browse bugzilla and fix bugs.
> > >
> >
> > Bug fixing can be done without branching unless these are architecture
> > changing bugs...
> Not quite -- bug fixing also can't be done on the branch if they are
> bugs which would require modifying translatable strings or the UI or
> would need some new feature to fix... (unless, of course, you get
> freeze break approval)  ;-)

I'm slightly annoyed at this listing of rules for when you need to
branch. There is also the fact that 2.14 is *stable* and fixing bugs can
destabilize it as much as adding features can. If you're unsure of the
stability of bugfixes its very nice to be able to commit them to a
branch immediately and then move the important and stable fixes to the
stable branch.

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