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From Josh Elser <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Bugs-only strictness for bugfix releases
Date Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:00:39 GMT
On 4/7/14, 10:53 AM, Keith Turner wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 7, 2014 at 10:43 AM, Josh Elser<>  wrote:
>> >I agree that our release "model" doesn't fully allow for a proper breadth
>> >of "changes" to the codebase.
>> >
>> >My view of the current model is as Christopher described (long-term
>> >support and bugfix); however, how it was also described by a few others,
>> >the community wants "more" than this model provides
>> >
>> >And, sorry for the tangent, but I be strongly in favor of 1.7 == 2.0 for
>> >numerous reasons, one of the biggest being this discussion.
>> >
>> >As far as this discussion goes, I don't think we have the ability to
>> >maintain explicit bug-fix only (as described by "only fixes that cause
>> >errors") since things often get refactored internally for better test
>> >coverage, now invalidated assumptions, etc. I'd be in favor of playing
>> >fast-and-loose for the 1.x releases how we have (keeping each other honest)
>> >and follow an explicit model that doesn't have ambiguity in regards to
>> >interpretation for 2.0 (what is now 1.7).
> Another argument for trying to better define the 1.[456].[0-9] release
> going forward is saving our own time.  We will be living with these lines
> for a while.  Continually debating each change that goes into them is a
> complete waste of our time.

I agree completely. This is the first time we've had this discussion -- 
certainly won't be the last.

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