gerv at mozilla.org
Fri Dec 19 08:04:07 UTC 2003
Jouni Heikniemi wrote:
> Thought wandering a bit elsewhere, here: Our stable branches have been
> fairly locked up, but is this because there's nobody to maintain the
> stable ones or is it because we really think it's a good idea to totally
> freeze the stable versions?
The latter, I would say.
> I was thinking, if the Bugzilla developer base grows significantly, I
> don't see it as impossible that we may some day have a "stable dev group",
> who integrate the best patches from trunk into stable versions. This would
> allow us to make it easy for those using the stable branch to get the
> best minor enhancements and most important bug fixes without getting the
> instability of heavy structural rewrites that occur in the trunk.
I think we need to deal with the problem in another way suggested
recently - and that's to make stable releases more often, with fewer new
features. That's the best way to get new features out to the masses IMO.
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