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From Adam Fuchs <>
Subject Re: Backporting policy proposal
Date Tue, 18 Jun 2013 15:26:50 GMT
On Jun 18, 2013 11:05 AM, "Josh Elser" <> wrote:
> On 6/18/13 10:53 AM, Adam Fuchs wrote:
>>> >
>>> >2. Back-porting performance improvements to a prior release line that
>>> >is not EOL (end-of-life) is usually okay (subject to normal lazy
>>> >consensus), so long as it does not change user-facing behavior or API.
>>> >It is still strongly preferred to add such fixes in the older branch
>>> >first, and merge forward to the newer one(s).
>> Agree, although doesn't the transition to git alleviate the problems with
>> order of operations?
> I don't understand what you mean by "order of operations". If you push a
commit in 1.6.0-SNAPSHOT that should really be in 1.4.4-SNAPSHOT, Git will
not handle this well in terms of an accurate history.

I don't really understand either -- that was mostly speculation. Doesn't
the reliance on hashes of the patch rather than commit IDs make it
immaterial as to which branch a patch was committed to first? Admitedly, I
am not an expert on git.


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