On 06 Jun 2013, at 5:24 PM, Jeff Trawick <trawick@gmail.com> wrote:

It makes sense to have it once we have changes that someone wants to release in 1.x but which can't be released in 1.5.x.  (I guess you already have such changes in mind so go for it ;) )

Indeed I have :)

As we've had some trouble in the past keeping such next-1.x branches up to date (mostly minor stuff like doxygen improvements that skipped 1.latest), I think it is best to defer until actual use. 

I am ready to backport http://svn.apache.org/r1489517http://svn.apache.org/r1489520 and http://svn.apache.org/r1490248, but have nowhere to backport it to.