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Re: 5.1 stable release


Hey Marco,

On 12/10/2018 11:17 AM, Marco Ciampa wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 09, 2018 at 01:22:30PM -0500, Wayne Stambaugh wrote:
>> Now that 5.0.2 is out the door, it's time to get serious about 5.1.
>> This is the official 5.1 feature freeze announcement.  I plan on make
>> the official string freeze announcement in another week or two so if you
>> have any UI string work that you are planning to do, please try to wrap
>> it up in the next week or two.
>> There are a few outstanding bugs assigned to the 5.1 milestone[1] so
>> please help out and try to get these all addressed.  Some of them looked
>> to me like they might be feature requests.  If so, they should be
>> deferred until v6.  Once we get this bug list knocked out, we can start
>> thinking about tagging a release candidate.
>> One thing not on the bug list is disabling the pcbnew legacy canvas when
>> building against gtk3.  It's not necessary to remove the legacy canvas
>> code, we just need to make sure that users cannot use pcbnew with the
>> legacy canvas.  If someone has time to work on this, I would appreciate it.
>> Cheers,
>> Wayne
>> [1]: https://launchpad.net/kicad/+milestone/5.1.0
> Hi Wayne,
> Good news but I do not see any 5.1 branch, just the 4.0, 5.0 and master.
> https://github.com/KiCad/kicad-source-mirror/branches
> Before that, shouldn't we create a 5.1 branch? Or 5.0 is really a 5.*?
> Am I missing something?
> Sorry for my naïve questions, as usual...

There is no 5.1 branch yet.  All 5.1 development is taking place in the
development branch.  Once it's ready for release, I will create a 5.1
branch for maintenance purposes.  I know the tag says 6.0.0-dev but it's
really 5.1.0-dev.  We had to make an exception due to the gtk3 and
wxpython (phoenix) issues on linux distros so 5.1 is a bit outside our
normal release policy.