[mythtv] mythtv/master commit: f78f9992d by Stuart Morgan (stuartm)

David Engel david at istwok.net
Thu Mar 1 15:33:41 UTC 2012

On Thu, Mar 01, 2012 at 10:18:05PM +1100, Jean-Yves Avenard wrote:
> On 1 March 2012 22:12, Stuart Morgan <stuart at tase.co.uk> wrote:
> > It wasn't a schema change, just a schema version change, but that said a
> > schema change to fix a bug is permissible early in a feature freeze.
> >
> > A few have already occurred, but this one was pre-approved by consensus in
> > IRC.
> I have to say that it's is extremely annoying when it occurs and
> hinder the ability to test the current version.
> Like here, testing on a mac, did a git pull to get ready to commit.
> When attempting to do one last test, found out my new frontend
> wouldn't talk to the old backend...
> Can't test any longer until backend is upgraded, which could take a
> while as it's busy

It's a feature freeze not a code or schema or protocol freeze!  If
changes are needed to fix bugs, then they are fair game.  With any
change, however, the risk/reward needs to be considered with greater
concern given to risk the later in the freeze.

David Engel
david at istwok.net

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