[Libreoffice-qa] Test master or latest branch?

Petr Mladek pmladek at suse.cz
Tue Jan 8 09:36:55 PST 2013

Pedro píše v Po 07. 01. 2013 v 05:06 -0800:
> Hi all
> In theory running the latest master build should be the correct option for
> someone doing QA.
> Since fixes are added to master and then "cherry-picked" to the branches any
> fixes added to master should be included in the branches (or so I
> understand...)
> However the updated information in the About box was added to the master (so
> it works on4.1) but can not be cherry picked to version 4.0
> (https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=58034#c5)

There is still chance that we will get the updated info working on 4-0
branch as well. It is not trivial and I have not found time to look at
it yet.

> This makes me wonder: does it make sense to keep running Master builds or
> should QA focus on 4.0?

The difference between master and 4-0 is going to be bigger and bigger.
All commits for 4-0 branch need review after the tag for which
is today. So, we will be much more careful what fixes goes there. Well,
master was getting much more commits every day even last month.

In the ideal world, we should have people testing both branches. Master
testing will help to keep it usable and better shape for 4.1 release.
4-0 branch testing will help catching bugs and potential regressions
that would hit the huge amount of users.

I would more concentrate on the 4-0 branch these days. It would be great
to have as much feedback as possible before the 4.0.0 release.

Thank you all for your great work.

Best Regards,

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