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Dave Mitchell
June 11, 2013 15:30
Re: What bugs in (?[ ]) should be fixed in 5.18.1
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On Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 02:11:08PM +0100, Nicholas Clark wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 10:49:05AM +0100, Dave Mitchell wrote:
> > On Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 08:24:12PM -0600, Karl Williamson wrote:
> > > We had a go around in 5.16 about fixing bugs in new features, but I
> > > don't know that any rules were established.
> > 
> > My gut feeling is that anything that we *would* have added (had we only
> > known it then) during the later stages of code freeze or during the RC's,
> > is a candidate for inclusion into maint (except for additional
> > considerations of binary compatibility).
> If I understand you rightly, by "anything", that's technically not just bug
> fixes for functionality, but also "whoops, this new thing really isn't useful
> at all without this small extra bit of functionality".
> But always considered in terms of "would we have done this during the code
> freeze?"


So that ideally 5.18.1 ends up being the 5.18.0 we would have
released had if only we'd known about issues X, Y and Z a bit earlier;
modulo the fact that 5.18.0 *was* released and so imposes extra
constraints such as bincompat, backcompat, stability etc.

I think if this was accepted as the overall guiding philosophy, it would
mostly map onto the rules we have already.

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Red sky at morning - gerroff my land!
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