[GRASS-dev] too many branches

Glynn Clements glynn at gclements.plus.com
Wed Aug 22 04:45:41 PDT 2012

Martin Landa wrote:

> >> IMHO, it would make maintenance much easier if one of 6.4 and
> >> 6.5 would go rather sooner than later.
> >
> > I absolutely and quite strongly disagree. It is invaluable to have
> > a staging area to test backports before putting them into the
> > stable branch, and trunk has diverged too far from 6.4 to allow
> > that to take the role.
> well, the real point is that we should focus our energy on GRASS 7
> development, and not playing with GRASS 6 as we do now. Is there any
> comparison of devbr6 a relbr64? I am pretty sure that many changes,
> fixes which has been committed to devbr6 were not applied later in
> relbr64. It's too time/energy consuming for so small dev team to
> maintain so many branches.
> It's really time to focus on grass7 (if we really want to release this
> version in reasonable time, less then one year or so). I fully agree
> with MarkusM, it's time to kill devbr6.


If a change is too invasive to go into the 6.4 branch, it belongs on
the 7.0 trunk.

Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>

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