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From Eric Evans <>
Subject Re: Proposal - 3.5.1
Date Mon, 19 Sep 2016 16:06:50 GMT
On Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 5:05 AM, Sylvain Lebresne <> wrote:
> In light of all this, my suggesting for a release cycle woud be:
> - To have 3 branches: 'features', 'testing' and 'stable', with an X month
>   rotation: 'features' becomes 'testing' after X months and then 'stable'
> after
>   X more, before getting EOL X months later.
> - The feature branch gets everything. The testing branch only gets bug
> fixes.
>   The stable branch only gets critical bug fixes. And imo, we should be very
>   strict on this (I acknowledge that there is sometimes a bit of
> subjectivity on
>   whether something is a bug or an improvement, and if it's critical or
> not, but
>   I think it's not that hard to get consensus if we're all reasonable
> (though it
>   might worth agreeing on some rough but written guideline upfront)).
> - We release on a short and fixed cadence of Y month(s) for both the
> feature and
>   testing branch. For the stable branch, given that it already had X months
> of
>   only bug fixes during the testing phase, one can hope critical fixes will
> be
>   fairly rare, less than 1 per Y period on average). Further, it's supposed
> to
>   be stable and fixes are supposed to be critical, so doing hot-fix releases
>   probably makes the most sense (though it probably only work if we're
> indeed
>   strict on what is considered critical).

This seems pretty close to what Mck suggested; I think this could work.

Eric Evans

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