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From Daan Hoogland <daan.hoogl...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] LTS Release Cycle
Date Tue, 19 Jan 2016 07:45:57 GMT
On Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 4:20 AM, John Burwell <john.burwell@shapeblue.com>
wrote:

> In terms of the merge strategy, nothing about the current process would
> change. Defects would be fixed on the branch where they occurred and then
> forward ported to master. For each maintained LTS branch less than 14
> months old, only blocker and critical defects that fall within the LTS’
> branch scope would be pulled back from master. Therefore, the number of
> defects backported should be relatively small. Any defects found and fixed
> in an LTS branch would be forward ported to master. I will clarify the
> proposal to establish this merge pattern to ensure that LTS does not
> violate or impede the flow of defect fixes on master and maintained monthly
> releases.
>

​John, Any backporting should be avoided. Any fix review should include the
contemplation of the question, 'Is this on the right branch?'. That is my
point. I am not against LTS. I want fixes to be traceable by their commit
id over all branches. Backporting is killing in that respect.​

​I am not the release manager so rest assured I will not ​make an issue of
this any more. I won't hold my peace either, though.


-- 
Daan

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