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From "William A. Rowe Jr." <wr...@rowe-clan.net>
Subject Re: What's next for 2.2 and 2.3/trunk?
Date Fri, 04 Jun 2010 02:28:45 GMT
On 6/1/2010 11:08 AM, Jim Jagielski wrote:
> Considering that 2.3/trunk is back to limbo-land, I'd like
> to propose that we be more "aggressive" is backporting some
> items. Even if under experimental, it would be nice if slotmem
> and socache were backported. I also like the refactoring of
> the providers for proxy in trunk as compared to 2.2, but
> last time I suggested it, it looked like 2.3/2.4 was close(r)
> to reality...
> 
> comments...?

I'd be strongly opposed to releasing all this refactoring of the
proxy suite, etc, into the 2.2 tree.

Not because of binary compatibility, but because users have certain
expectations when they move from x.y.15 to x.y.16 that nothing much
has changed, it's just lots of fixes.  And if your backport ideas
include a lot of config changes, well that further breaks the users
expectations.

To accomplish what you like, if we collectively believe trunk has
stalled, would be to bump trunk to 2.5, and cross-pollinate a new
2.3 branch that can move forwards towards release.

I'd like to see what can be accomplished with trunk over the next
few weeks, and what agreements the project can come to, before we
take such a radical step as branching two development lines.  If
bits of trunk that concern people can be sandboxed for the moment,
instead, that might be less pain.

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