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From Marcus <>
Subject Re: Next ACS release?
Date Thu, 23 Apr 2015 20:29:35 GMT
I agree with that, there are regressions occasionally with bugfixes,
but I generally don't see any obvious distinction made in the voting
thread. Someone finds a problem, they want to patch it, others are
found, we roll a new RC.

On Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 3:49 PM, David Nalley <> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 4:47 PM, Marcus <> wrote:
>> We just have to do it.  We just freeze master at some point, do all of
>> the release bugfixes, and when it is solid enough to pass a release
>> vote we branch a release from it, and then only allow merges to master
>> that have been tested in a merge branch, or something along those
>> lines. Things will slip through, because our testing isn't full
>> coverage, but we can begin to add to it.
>> I've said it before, but I think we're also a bit stingy regarding
>> bugfix releases. Unless we cause a regression, there should be no need
>> for bugfix releases to go through multiple RCs. We get caught on bugs
>> that are already in the shipping version and make them blockers for
>> the other bug fixes, or a pet patch needs to slip in (which also only
>> matters because bugfix releases are so few and hard to release).
> It's not just new features that cause problems though.
> We've had bug fixes that cause issues, sometimes worse than the one
> they solved. Every change is a threat to stability, so we'd like to
> have smaller bug fix releases too. There's an inherent cost in doing
> releases in their current form.
> --David

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