Re: .3 releases

On 1/24/07, Vincent Untz <vuntz gnome org> wrote:
Discussion on IRC right now...
Some maintainers have a hard time finding time to do stable .3 releases.
And they already don't have enough time for 2.17.

Some pointed out that no distro is using .3 releases, so it looks like
much effort for nothing.

Hmmm...seems to reflect my habits a bit as well; I've often treated .3
releases as optional, only making them if there were important
bugfixes I wanted to make available.  I know that some module
maintainers may feel like fixing bugs on the stable branch is useless
if we don't make a release (I would), and even if distributors don't
use a full GNOME 2.even.3 release, they might include individual
package updates.

Maybe we should just explicitly state somewhere that additional
package releases are optional for .3 releases, and that we're just
trying to publicize any important fixes in modules that do make
releases?  Does that sound sane, or am I talking crazy?

I'll mail distributor-list to know who's using .3 releases. Is there
anything we can make to help on this issue? Maybe making clear that only
really high priority bugs like crashers are interesting things to fix?

Cool, thanks.  Sounds reasonable to me; does that fit in with my
suggestions or were you thinking of having it be more limited or
different in scope?

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