[Digikam-devel] separate branch for releases

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Tue Sep 20 08:05:00 BST 2011

2011/9/20 sleepless <sleeplessregulus at hetnet.nl>:
> Op 19-09-11 22:13, Marcel Wiesweg schreef:
>>> When was the last release, everybody was told that 2 weeks before the
>>> release, no features must be commited in branch master, only bugfixes.
>>> i thinks is not right to stop the development process and i have a small
>>> suggestion:
>>> A month before release of certain version of digikam, to create a
>>> separate
>>> branch, where only bugfixes and be applied.I don't know, maybe to apply
>>> bugfixes on both master and new release branch and delete the branch or
>>> simply to add bugfixes and merge the branch after release.
>>> Also, branch can give us  more time for testing, so we could prevent
>>> situations like these:
>>> https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=281767
>>> and development process won't stop especially when you need to apply
>>> fixes
>>> that depends on code that wasn't commited yet
>> Suggestions like these are fully justified in larger projects. If you look
>> at
>> the commit log of digikam, you'll see Gilles, me, and Francesco doing the
>> majority of commits. Who is going to backport bug fixes? Who is going to
>> maintain the branch? Who is going to test it?
>> There is another point: A commit freeze forces developers to do bug
>> fixing.
>> Feature development is fun, bug fixing is tedious. So we need to force
>> ourselves to do it.
> See it this way. You are carrying a sick baby around, being so busy to learn
> it new tricks that you forget to cure it. Who are you going to learn new
> tricks if your baby dies. If I only could program at your level I would care
> my baby uh your baby, and cure carefully any little itch.
> I can see clearly that this is some real problem here. The project need more
> programmers. Is there not a way to attract them. Go commercial? Work
> together with a local school? A project like digikam should be able to make
> enough money to pay it´s programmers. It is a diamond. 6000000000
> photographing people and no competition at this level. Imagine, dream...

yes, a dream for me (:=)))...


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