[Digikam-devel] separate branch for releases

sleepless sleeplessregulus at hetnet.nl
Tue Sep 20 09:30:01 BST 2011

Op 20-09-11 09:05, Gilles Caulier schreef:
> 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 (:=)))...
> Gilles
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Well,  let´s free our minds and start the big brainstorm out of the box 
right here...

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