[Mesa-dev] Mesa 8.0 branch maintenance

Brian Paul brianp at vmware.com
Fri Jul 27 06:39:45 PDT 2012

On 07/26/2012 07:37 PM, Ian Romanick wrote:
> We've been really crappy about keeping up on stable releases. The
> biggest problem has been bug fixes sitting on master never getting
> cherry picked over. Release time comes along, and either I cherry pick
> 57 patches over the day before the release or Jakob sends out an email
> with a similar list.
> I think I have a plan that will remedy this situation. Every time I
> see a patch go by that is marked with the stable note (or appears to
> fix a bugzilla on the stable release), I will pick it over to an
> 8.0-staging branch. This branch will live in my personal repo on fdo.
> I will send out a weekly list with the patches on 8.0-staging that
> haven't spawned any bug reports on master. If there are no objections
> in, say, 24 hours, I'll merge it to the release branch. Folks can also
> notify me about "bad" commits on the 8.0-staging branch at any time.

Sounds OK to me, if you don't mind the extra work.  Otherwise, we 
could simply post more frequent reminders about cherry-picking to the 
8.0 branch and see if people get in the habit.


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