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Re: Project proposal


On 9/14/2014 4:52 PM, Cirilo Bernardo wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Marco Ciampa <ciampix@xxxxxxxxx>
>> To: kicad-developers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Cc: 
>> Sent: Monday, September 15, 2014 4:05 AM
>> Subject: Re: [Kicad-developers] Project proposal
>> On Sat, Aug 30, 2014 at 02:47:02PM -0400, Wayne Stambaugh wrote:
>>>  Since Javier sort of let the cat out of the bag, I thought now would be
>>>  a good time as my first official announcement as project leader to talk
>>>  about creating a stable release of KiCad.  As you may have read in
>>>  Javier's post that this stable release would be a light weight release
>>>  in that there would not be bug fix back ports. 
>> mmm this I do not understand. Several other projects I know of have some
>> kind of backporting of bugs discovered during development in the dev
>> branch, at least the trivial ones. Git cherry pick command comes handy in
>> this respect... by the way, why not instead having two different DCSes
>> converge all to the actively developed (git)?
> It's a matter of resources. If someone will volunteer to hand-pick and
> backport bug fixes then we can have such a 'stable' release. Otherwise
> we will have to use the lightweight scheme already described.
> - Cirilo

We've tried to maintain stable releases in the past with little success.
 Initially things go pretty well but as soon as the development branch
diverges significantly from the stable branch there is less enthusiasm
about attempting to back port bug fixes.  This is why we are going try
using a lightweight stable release.  I want to give lightweight stable
releases a chance.  They may work well for the project.  If not, we can
always try something else.