jonas.arndt at thearndtfamily.com
Tue Feb 25 01:54:50 UTC 2014
On 02/24/2014 10:50 AM, Gary Buhrmaster wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 24, 2014 at 4:41 PM, Jonas Arndt
> <jonas.arndt at thearndtfamily.com> wrote:
>> So that means that it will only show up in 0.28?
> "It depends". Pretty much *all* fixes are first applied to
> the master development branch first, and then backported
> only after they:
> * Are complete/finished (not an in-progress fix)
> A number of patches start as in-progress work,
> so that that work is preserved, even if not complete.
> * Are shown to work (based on feedback)
> * Do not break something else (you might be
> surprised how often a fix breaks some other
> configuration; that is why a company like
> Microsoft can take years (or decades) to fix
> something, because the required change will
> break existing functionality)
> * Do not require schema change which is only
> performed at a release boundary.
> * Are backport-able with reasonable effort
> (some fixes are based on other fixes that
> make the work to backport excessive)
> * They are important (not some trivial
> thing like a minor color change on a menu)
> * A new release is not imminent
> (which may influence the amount of
> backporting work that a developer is
> willing to perform)
> Even after all of those considerations, some packagers
> will take some time (if ever) to provide new packages.
> Some repackage daily, some a few times per release.
> In this particular case, I would expect a backport,
> but as with all such things, your mileage will vary.
That helps a lot
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