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Re: 2.22.1 Possible -> Yes!
On Apr 27, 2012, at 5:41 AM, Alan Modra wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 10:07:27PM -0400, Mike Frysinger wrote:
>> a release from trunk means 2.23, not another 2.22.
> What matters the number?
Well, there are guidelines and expectations.
That's a detail anyway.
>> i also don't think you can
>> say that the trunk is that much better considering it hasn't been released and
>> tested on distros for a variety of targets.
> I do claim that. I can claim that based on the number of bugs I know
> have been fixed on trunk but not on the branch. I also know that
> people use trunk binutils in production, and HJ releases binutils
> effectively off trunk all the time, so it's not as if trunk is only
> tested by developers. Even distros use trunk snapshots as their base
> for binutils, eg. RHEL6.3 is based on binutils-220.127.116.11.2.
Like many others, I agree with you. There are some instabilities periods, but they are rare and short.
>> if trunk really truly was as well
>> tested & stable as you say, then we wouldn't have releases which were badly
>> broken for some targets. this isn't anything specific to the 2.22 branch
>> point, just a reality of development -- bugs slip through. every release has
>> its own set of issues.
> Long release cycles tend to break less used targets. I think my
> suggestion will allow shorter release cycles, simply because the
> release process will not impact developer time so much.
If you want to talk about release cycle, I think this deserve a real thread and maybe a live discussion (at Prague ?)
My current schedule is one major release every year.