Patch policy -- bug 6318 ?
idra at samba.org
Tue May 5 20:30:55 GMT 2009
On Tue, 2009-05-05 at 12:25 -0700, Tim Prouty wrote:
> On May 5, 2009, at 11:46 AM, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> > On Tue, May 05, 2009 at 04:32:17PM +0200, Volker Lendecke wrote:
> >> Hi!
> >> In bug 6318 Michael posted a patch that fixes some bug. He
> >> ported back a series of 4 patches that also do some good
> >> refactoring in master/3.4. However, for 3.3 there could be a
> >> much smaller patch that also fixes the problem without the
> >> refactoring. The refactoring consolidates code and includes
> >> a lot of "-" in the patch, but it's larger than strictly
> >> necessary.
> >> What kind of patch do we want for 3.2/3.3?
> > Personally I'd rather go for the smaller patch
> > without the refactoring, and keep the refactoring
> > in the unreleased branches. IMHO we should be trying
> > to do point patches only for specific bugs in the
> > 3.3/3.2 code trees. Just my 2 cents.
> I agree. To ensure the stability of maintenance releases, we should
> be adding the minimum code necessary to fix the bug.
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