[GRASS-dev] Re: GRASS 6.3.0

Paul Kelly paul-grass at stjohnspoint.co.uk
Wed Mar 26 21:49:55 EDT 2008

On Wed, 26 Mar 2008, Glynn Clements wrote:

> Martin Landa wrote:
>>>  BTW I do not fully understood if there was consensus to create
>>>  directly releasebranch_6_4 in SVN or first to create develbranch_6 and
>>>  then releasebranch_6_4 based on develbranch_6. In any case it would be
>>>  great to start grass7 development finally:-)
>> I am sorry to repeat myself here...
>> I really don't see *any* reason why to wait with issue. Time is
>> passing;-) Technically there is no problem to create a new branch for
>> grass64. What I am not sure if to create releasebranch_6_4 directly.
>> 1)
>> * create releasebranch_6_4
>> 2)
>> * create develbranch_6
>> -> After some time create releasebranch_6_4 based on develbranch_6.
> I would suggest the latter.

I definitely agree. Also I think we're over-complicating things with 
release branches a bit at the minute. I feel they're only necessary for a 
stable branch that will need (in the future) to have bugfixes and nothing 
else backported to it. 6.3.0 isn't supposed to be a stable release 
(although it's starting to look like we're treating it as such) and IMHO 
it would have been simpler just to release it from HEAD (or develbranch_6 
if it had been created first).

But this is all looking good. I can see develbranch_6 becoming one of the 
most stable and reliable versions of GRASS ever.


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