metronome mail for Bazaar 2.0 and 1.18

Alexander Belchenko bialix at
Wed Sep 9 10:23:02 BST 2009

John Arbash Meinel пишет:
> Alexander Belchenko wrote:
>> John Arbash Meinel пишет:
>>> ....
>>>> Bazaar's own branches have successfully upgraded to format 2a.
>>>> There are two additional fixes in the 1.18 branch post 1.18, and it
>>>> may be worth doing a 1.18.1 release to get them out.
>>>> <>
>>>> Because we fixed a serious recently-introduced bug in upgrading
>>>> repositories to 2a <>
>>>> we've withdrawn 2.0rc1 from downloads.
>>> Honestly, I don't think it is worth the time and effort to make an
>>> official 1.18.1. Those two fixes aren't regressions versus 1.17 or any
>>> prior versions. They were bugs we've had all along. And those features
>>> landed in 2.0 just as well as they landed in 1.18+
>>> Those are *really good* changes, but they are features and not
>>> regression bugfixes, so IMO don't qualify for a backport release.
>> Ohohohoh. I'm very sad to hear this.
>>> Obviously Alexander feels differently as he landed the changes on that
>>> branch so he could build a 1.18.something for himself. That may be
>>> enough to justify rolling 1.18.1 for everyone else...
>> Already built (w/o bzr-svn and tbzr) and published for other people.
>> You can leave your hat off.
> Right, without the things that we usually bundle. Not to mention
> rebuilding all of the ppas, Mac OS X installer, etc. *That* is the
> overhead, and time I think would be better spent packaging 2.0. Versus
> backporting features to a 1.18 release. If 2.0 wasn't next week, I would
> be more inclined to do a 1.18.1.
> Ultimately, it is Martin's call. I'm just pointing out our general
> release philosophy.

Just for the record: I've started to backport some *bugfixes* to 1.18 
because Robert Collins gave me approval for this in IRC.

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