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From Phil Steitz <phil.ste...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [math] releasing 3.5 ?
Date Thu, 09 Apr 2015 13:40:59 GMT




> On Apr 9, 2015, at 4:41 AM, Luc Maisonobe <luc@spaceroots.org> wrote:
> 
> Le 09/04/2015 12:42, Gilles a écrit :
>> On Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:29:00 +0200, Luc Maisonobe wrote:
>>> Le 09/04/2015 11:45, Gilles a écrit :
>>>> Hello.
>>>> 
>>>>> On Thu, 09 Apr 2015 11:20:34 +0200, 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?
>>>> 
>>>> Shouldn't it be better named 3.4.2 ?
>>> 
>>> I don't think so. It is not a patch for a single problem, but
>>> rather a regular bugfix with several fixes concerning different
>>> normal issues already implemented.
>> 
>> Above you mentioned that you fixed something in 3.4.1; I didn't
>> understand that new features were involved...
> 
> No, I did not explain myself well, sorry.
> 
> What I wanted to tell is that I fixed something, but the 3.X branch
> already contains other fixes: MATH-1204 fix backported by Thomas 7 weeks
> ago, MATH-1203 fix backported by Phil 5 weeks ago, MATH-1208 fix
> backported by Phil 4 weeks ago, MATH-1209 fix backported by Thomas 4
> weeks ago. I simply added a new fix for another bug.
> 
> So version 3.5 would be a regular release fixing a few independent bugs.
> The only new feature I will probably add will be a way to dump BSP
> trees, but it will live in the tests part of the distribution.

If there are no new features in the main code, it can be 3.4.2.  If you end up adding features,
then it should be 3.5.  I am +1 to cut a release in any case.  

Phil

> 
> best regards,
> Luc
> 
>> 
>> So, IIUC, the code is fixed in trunk (prospective 4.0), and you
>> intend to backport all backward-compatible changes there over to
>> the 3.5 branch. Am I correct?
>> 
>> 
>> Best regards,
>> Gilles
>> 
>> 
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