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Chip Salzenberg
July 23, 2009 09:59
Re: PATCH: clarify where to patch against
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On Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 11:29:26AM -0500, Craig A. Berry wrote:
> Maybe Ricardo and/or Chip can fill us in on the conversation that led to
> this patch.

Our develoment resources and enthusiasms are diffused between blead and
maint, mostly because of the incredibly long blead release cycle; anyone who
wants to see something new and therefore pushes for inclusion in maint has
been making s rational choice (until now).  More development emphasis on
blead, and an increase blead release frequency, will fix this problem; it
will be good for the project, and will happen.  This emphasis is, of
necessity, at the expense of backporting non-critical patches into maint.

I don't imagine Dave would disagree that maint is pulling in too much stuff.
$DEITY, after the delay on 5.10.1, a person could be forgiven for wishing
for a separate "critical-maint" branch.  And that's just nuts.

Of course the adjective "critical" is imprecise, because it's human natural
language.  As always patches will be considered on their individual merits.
Chip Salzenberg

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