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

Glynn Clements glynn at gclements.plus.com
Wed Jun 15 02:55:21 EDT 2011

Martin Landa wrote:

> Other issue is G7, when it could be released? One year, two years? 
> At the end the situation forces us to keep relbr64 alive, not only
> bugfixes. One example is progressive wxGUI. In the case we would
> just backport bugfixes the wxGUI would remain three more years
> without improvements (counting 6.4.0 and 7.0.0). Almost impossible
> to maintain (two different code bases). After that most of the users
> start to use 7.0 (since 6.5 shouldn't be far away from 6.4 branch).

The only way out of this trap is to stop accepting changes into 6.5. 
Work on back-porting whatever has accumulated into 6.4, along with any
bug-fixes. For anything else, either it goes into 7.0 or it goes into
the bin.

Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>

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