[Phpmyadmin-devel] 2 versions

Benjamin Gandon gandon at isia.cma.fr
Thu Jul 26 19:24:29 CEST 2001

Maybe we should say that when a version is release candidate: 

- we fork a new branch for that rc
- then *only* bug fixes are made to the rc branch
  and they would have to be backported to the real branch
- when the rc seems stable enough we release it

+ allows further developement on the real branch 
+ reduces backports to bug fixes found in the rc branch
- maybe bug fixes backports would be difficult to make 
  on a real branch that may have changed a lot

What do you think about that? 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Geert Lund - SilverSoft Productions [mailto:glund at silversoft.dk]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2001 7:55 PM
> To: phpmyadmin-devel at lists.sourceforge.net
> Subject: Re: [Phpmyadmin-devel] 2 versions
> > okay, i agree your arguments, but every time we made
> > the next release candidate (like 2.3.0 rc1, 2.4.0 rcX, ...)
> > the real development in cvs stops, if we have no alternative
> > cvs tree.
> I agree - and it makes it a hell lot more difficult to trace 
> changes and
> the influence of these changes to existing code. When involving many
> deveopers spread around the world - CVS becomes very 
> essential to other
> developers in the spirit of checking code with changes made by other
> developers.
> CVS is actually working as a developer-community and more 
> important as a
> documentation of all minor/major changes - making it a lot easier to
> backtrace introduced bugs and resolving those.
> So my conclusion: when developers ain't sitting around in the same
> office or building - CVS is essential to successfull development and
> bug-tracing/solving and it's really worth the trouble of maintaing
> "branches" - making it possible for everyone to see changes. So it's a
> bad idea to skip CVS and everyones staring to develop new features /
> making code more efficient in their own versions - making it 
> a hell lot
> more dificult to merge all those versions in the end...
> So let's keep the development visible to all in CVS and let it help in
> keeping the development-team together and focused on the same 
> goal :-)))
> -- 
> Kind regards
> Geert Lund
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