[Qgis-developer] The case for bugfix releases
jonathanmoules at warwickshire.gov.uk
Mon Sep 30 02:18:00 PDT 2013
Packaging isn't something I know much of anything about, but from a Windows
perspective, if there are bugfix releases, might it be worth releasing them
as patches/service packs rather than complete new releases? In a corporate
environment where software installation is scripted an entirely new release
needs to be scripted which can be a lot of effort and potentially can wipe
out a users preferences. Patches/service packs are a lot easier for the
No idea how feasible that is.
> > I think by not using some developer resources on bugfixes,
> Um, we bugfix. We just don't do do stable/bugfix releases and master is released
Sorry, I meant "bugfix releases". I know you (and the others) bugfix and a
lot of my reported bugs are closed, reflecting that! :-) - Despite
proofreading it a couple of times I still missed that.
On 30 September 2013 09:37, Andreas Neumann <a.neumann at carto.net> wrote:
> Am 30.09.2013 10:30, schrieb Jürgen E. Fischer:
> > Hi,
> > On Mon, 30. Sep 2013 at 08:53:06 +0200, Sandro Santilli wrote:
> >> Also, insisting in the production of binary makes the release process
> >> complex than it could be. Binary packaging and source releases should be
> >> separate processes, IMHO.
> > Any only else share the opinion that we should stop making packages and
> > that others will pick up?
> Probably not for the most popular platforms (Windows, OSX,
> Ubuntu/Debian). I hope that one day we will have enough donations to pay
> for the release and packaging work. Or maybe a commercial QGIS support
> company will have enough contract work that allows it to subsidize work
> and be responsible for the packaging of at least one of the major
> platforms. This way the packaging work could be better distributed.
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