Head stability [Was Re: [Fwd: Re: [PATCH] Fix Name mangling in HEAD]]

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at pcug.org.au
Tue Mar 26 12:46:03 GMT 2002

Jeremy Allison wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 26, 2002 at 09:19:16PM +0100, Rafal Szczesniak wrote:
> > On Tue, 26 Mar 2002, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> > >
> > > My preferred solution. We should create a SAMBA_3_0 branch
> > > which Andrew can ensure remains stable whilst HEAD allows
> > > the kind of changes Simo needs.
> > >
> > > We will need to do this as we move to an official 3.0 release
> > > anyway.
> >
> > So soon ? My feeling was it will take yet some time before releasing
> > official 3.0.
> I agree. I think it'll be a while before 3.0.0 officially
> releases. But if Andrew insists on no experimental code in
> HEAD then the only way around that is for him to maintain
> a separate 3.0 branch.

I'm not proposing this at this time.  I am also not proposing that HEAD
somehow lose its experimental edge.  What I am proposing is that failed
experiments are backed out, and that new code be added is on a 'no more
broken than before' basis (that is that the originator knows of no
reason why this code is any worse than the previous case).  This is
certainly the unwritten basis I've worked on in my time on the team.

> Andrew - this is not as easy as it looks, you have to watch
> for people adding updates in one branch and not another. I'm
> usually good about adding updates to all active branches
> but sometimes the differences make that very hard (witness
> the forward port of the 2.2.4 trans2.c code I'm going to
> have to do soon).

I've seen the amount of work this requires, and its not something I have
the time to manage at the moment.

Andrew Bartlett

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