[Dune-devel] DUNE (bugfix) release

Markus Blatt markus at dr-blatt.de
Fri Jan 18 10:41:35 CET 2013

On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 03:40:52PM +0100, Oliver Sander wrote:
> Hi Markus,
> I also think that a new release is a good idea, if someone is willing
> to invest the time.  However I do not like your proposal to backport
> features to the 2.2 branch.  It sounds too risky to me, and I'd rather
> not risk the stability of the release branch.

You are probably right about that. Having a clean release branch and
branching from that for an inofficial release with added features
would be an option of course but maybe not worth the time.

> But if you want a release with new features, why not merge the cmake
> support into the trunk and release that as dune-2.3?

Intriguing. What do the other developers think about merging  cmake
support to the trunk? Please comment at 

So do you guys think we are already in shape for a 2.3 release?

If that really is the case, then I would opt for making a clean bugfix
release that only pulls in fixes were the branches did not diverge too
much, yet. (Maybe do an inofficial additional release for some clients
depending on the trunk state.) Afterwards I would merge the CMake
branch and start the 2.3 release process, which will probably take
more time than the bugfix release. 



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