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From Dave Fisher <>
Subject Re: Testing strategy (was: How to Merge Unstable Branch (was: [POLL] Use Unstable Branch))
Date Thu, 09 Aug 2012 15:18:38 GMT

On Aug 9, 2012, at 8:10 AM, Greg Reddin wrote:

> On Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 1:16 AM, Alex Harui <> wrote:
>> Absolutely correct, but I don't want to hold off another release until we
>> have a mustella test for every code path and boundary condition, so I am
>> proposing using an "unstable" branch as the proving ground until we prove we
>> don't need it.
> Similar to my previous post, but maybe we avoid argument by simply
> flipping the model.
> Instead of stable trunk and unstable branch what about this?
> svn cp trunk branches/stable
> Trunk is now unstable and "branches/stable" is ready for a quick
> release. The only complication there is how to "promote" code from
> trunk to stable, but maybe we can do that on a case by case basis.

IMO the Release Vote is the main promotion process, but there might be other cases.

FYI - Some projects like Tomcat and HTTPD maintain multiple branches that are stable (or not
so stable) releases.


> Greg

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