[GRASS-dev] too many branches

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Thu Aug 23 05:01:26 PDT 2012


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Helena Mitasova <hmitaso at ncsu.edu> 
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08/22/2012 07:11 PM

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Markus Metz <markus.metz.giswork at gmail.com>
Re: [GRASS-dev] too many branches

After reading through the entire discussion I think even Hamish would 
agree that there is a broad consensus
that the number of branches needs to be reduced (as I read it, it should 
be grass64 and grass7)
and the sooner it is done, the fewer problems and confusion there will be.

It should also make it easier to test (I have 4 versions 6.4.2, 6.4.3, 
6.5, 7.0 on my machine and to be honest, I am not sure
what works in which version, but lately I have been using GRASS7 a lot so 
a release in near future would be welcome).


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On Aug 22, 2012, at 3:57 AM, Markus Metz wrote:

> Hi all,
> even the GRASS website [0] gets confused about all those branches.
> GRASS 6.4.3, the next stable release, is currently hidden under GRASS
> 6.4.2, current stable. Therefore there should be 4, not 3 sections:
> 6.4.2, 6.4.3, 6.5, 7.0. This is however IMHO too much, confusing for
> users and a maintenance burden for developers. The purpose of the
> existence of 6.5 is not clear to me, particularly since it is pretty
> much identical to 6.4.3. Using 6.5 as testbed for backporting does not
> make sense to me, I would prefer to use the current releasebranch as
> testbed for backporting (higher quality, hopefully, and faster bug
> fixing). IMHO, it would make maintenance much easier if one of 6.4 and
> 6.5 would go rather sooner than later.
> Markus M
> [0] http://grass.osgeo.org/download/software.php
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