Possibility of 1.8.x release

Yang Chengwei chengwei.yang at intel.com
Thu Nov 28 16:57:25 PST 2013

On Thu, Nov 28, 2013 at 10:35:29AM +0000, Simon McVittie wrote:
> On 27/11/13 16:27, Fridrich Strba wrote:
> > I became a maintainer of dbus in SUSE after Timo Hoenig went. We have
> > currently in our latest releases the 1.7.x series and this message
> > https://mail.gnome.org/archives/desktop-devel-list/2013-November/msg00025.html
> > indicates that it would not be difficult to request a stable 1.8
> > branch. This solution would be great for us. What can I help so that a
> > stable 1.8.0 release can become a reality?
> When do you need it? I want to do stable branches as often as necessary,

For me, what I want mostly is xdg-runtime: transport, :-).


> but not more often than that: if we stable-branch too soon, we end up
> trying to support more stable branches at once than we really need to,
> and that cuts into the limited amount of time that I and other
> maintainers can devote to D-Bus. The longer you leave it, the more new
> features you can have, but the less time you have to integrate it before
> you (presumably) freeze the distro.
> Other than that, please report bugs upstream, provide patches for bugs
> if you can, and review patches that are important to you (or patches in
> general, really). If you're a distro maintainer for D-Bus, I hope you
> already know where the bug tracker is :-)
> As with any project, there's nothing magically more reliable about a new
> stable-branch: 1.8.0 will just be whatever happened to be in master at
> the time. The stability aspect is that after it has branched, only fixes
> with a high importance:diff ratio get applied to it, and there are no
> new features.
>     S
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