[Libreoffice] Work Flow Inquiry

Caolán McNamara caolanm at redhat.com
Mon May 30 01:55:37 PDT 2011

On Sun, 2011-05-29 at 11:09 -0700, John LeMoyne Castle wrote:
> The fixes in this area seem to be done and applied only in 3.4 rc2.  From
> looking in other areas of work on rc2, I think I am seeing the same patching
> pattern where the rc is ahead of master.  And AFAIK they are all about to
> roll back to master.  This leaves me with a bit of a quandary: Do I switch
> to 3.4 rc branch because that's where the action is?  Or do I patch my
> version of master so I can work there?  Or do I make a request through the
> list for patching back to origin/master?  Or should I just wait for the
> merge?  I know that I often make things more difficult than they really are,
> but I am at a loss as to which is best/recommended way to proceed here and
> now.


> The current divergence leaves the master behind the rc branch in
> various ways/areas which feels odd to me and appears to create extra
> work for 'somebody', i.e. everyone.

Yes, fixing just the stable branch and leaving it up to petr to merge
the changes into master at some undetermined future stage creates this
problem where there are windows of time where master doesn't have fixes
in it that stable has, and its unknown when exactly they get into it.
Another argument for fixing in master and cherry-picking back to stable.

Personally, I think I'd still recommend working on master if possible
and make changes against that rather than compound the complications.


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