Stable releases of Bazaar?

Martin Pool mbp at
Mon Jul 28 03:35:40 BST 2008

On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 6:06 AM, Colin D Bennett <colin at> wrote:
> On Fri, 25 Jul 2008 09:41:43 +0200
> David Ingamells <david.ingamells at> wrote:
>> Jonathan Lange wrote:
>> > On Fri, Jul 25, 2008 at 1:16 PM, Martin Pool <mbp at>
>> > wrote:
>> >> For people to be happily using stacking with launchpad we need
>> >> them to install 1.6.
>> >>
>> >
>> > Or perhaps 1.7. The 1.6 release changes a lot of things and is
>> > therefore likely to have more than its share of bugs.
>> >
>> >
>> Has the Bazaar team considered identifying certain releases as stable
>> releases which will enjoy ongoing support with bug fixes being
>> applied?
> I just have to pipe in and say that one of the things I am very
> impressed with about Bazaar is the rock solid stability of every
> release--and even!
> So I fear that if bzr were to begin using a "stable" and "unstable"
> concept of versions, we might get sloppier about the code going into
> the mainline...

I don't think it would make us any less strict about what's in
mainline, because having it be unstable would just be such a pain for
people doing ongoing work.  However making a different stable release
branch does take work; unless someone new is motivated to do it (which
would be great) it would take away from forward development.  Add to
this that you'll never please everyone with which things you choose to
take back or not.

I think for David probably the practical thing is to to wait for a
while until 1.6 has had time to settle and then install either 1.6,
1.6.1 or 1.7 depending on how things pan out.

Martin <>

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