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From Thomas Neidhart <>
Subject Re: [math] releasing 3.5 ?
Date Fri, 10 Apr 2015 19:40:33 GMT
On 04/10/2015 08:28 PM, Phil Steitz wrote:
> On 4/9/15 10:08 AM, Thomas Neidhart wrote:
>> On 04/09/2015 05:50 PM, Gilles wrote:
>>> On Thu, 09 Apr 2015 17:44:08 +0200, Thomas Neidhart wrote:
>>>> On 04/09/2015 11:20 AM, Luc Maisonobe wrote:
>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>> Trying to get back on work, after a while ...
>>>>> I have just fixed a very annoying (and difficult to reproduce) bug
>>>>> concerning BSP trees in 3.4.1. As I am on it, I will also try to
>>>>> fix MATH-1211 created recently.
>>>>> The bug I fixed is really important as it breaks some other tools,
>>>>> so I would need to release the fix officially as soon as possible.
>>>>> Therefore, I would like to publish a version 3.5 in the next few days.
>>>>> Of course, I will do the release management hurdle. What do you
>>>>> think about it?
>>>> I see only one actual feature being added to 3.5 so far (the additional
>>>> method introduced to Descriptive and SummaryStatistics).
>>>> We could copy the current 3_X branch to a 3_4_X branch and remove this
>>>> specific feature to really release a pure bugfix release for the 3.4
>>>> branch.
>>> Alternatively, we could leave it (and I should add another similar before
>>> release)...
>>> Is there a practical reason that needs preserving the 3.5 option?
>> not really imho, but it would be quite unusual for math to release
>> another minor release so quickly (and almost entirely consisting of
>> bugfixes).
> I would be big +1 to try to break out of the slow release train and
> allow ourselves to cut 3.5, 3.6, .... quickly.  Before I commit a
> fix for MATH-1213 though, can we agree with what we are about to cut
> is 3.5? 

If we release minor releases more often I have no objection. Otherwise
it feels wrong to release 3.5 just to get an urgent bugfix out of the door.


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