[GRASS-dev] Re: testing in 6.5 before backporting to 6.4

Hamish hamish_b at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 14 06:58:20 EDT 2011

Martin wrote:
> right. On the other hand you need to bear in mind at which
> point of release cycle you are. In the case that we would like to
> release 6.4.2 in Nov/Dec we are slightly in the middle. I don't think
> that we need to be so much pedantic all time. 2-3 mounts before release
> we should focus on testing, bugfixing, etc. - i.e. before RC1.

while keeping in mind that no system can be 100% ideal, and if we go too
far into stability we stifle new development, it is generally good to keep
the stable branch in a near-releasable state at all times in case we have to
do an emergency release due to some critical data-corruption or copyright bug. 

just something to consider,

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