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From Aljoscha Krettek <aljos...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Backporting a patch to a release branch
Date Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:57:16 GMT
I think what we did for now is this: When merging a PR onto the master that
we also consider to be required in a future release of an older release
branch we cherry-pick it there and make the required changes. This only
works for committers, of course, since we can just do that.

I think in your case (and future cases) you can cherry-pick it on the
release branch and then provide a link to your branch in the original PR
such that the committer who merges it can also put it into the older
release branch.


On Wed, 27 Apr 2016 at 13:38 Stefano Baghino <stefano.baghino@radicalbit.io>

> I'm currently working on FLINK-3239
> <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FLINK-3239> (support Kerberos on
> the
> Kafka connector).
> I almost have a working prototype, however now I have a doubt regarding how
> to properly merge my code (when done): right now I'm working on a branch
> out of the 1.0.x release branch (apparently I could not start a cluster to
> test on my setup because of FLINK-3824
> <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FLINK-3824>).
> I'll have to make some minor change to adapt it to the master branch (it's
> just a few lines of code but some of the code I had to touch have been
> moved in the BootstrapTool.java source file); at this point I'd like to
> make it available for both the master and the 1.0.x release branch.
> Is there any established process to handle a case like this? Is there a
> development branch for releases? Should I perform a PR directly onto the
> 1.0.x branch? I would assume the latter is unadvisable, just asking if
> that's the case.
> --
> BR,
> Stefano Baghino
> Software Engineer @ Radicalbit

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