Fixes in Git (first in stable, then merge to master)

Nicolas Alvarez nicolas.alvarez at
Sat Jul 23 04:03:28 BST 2011

David Jarvie wrote:
> On Saturday 23 July 2011 00:00:16 Nicolas Alvarez wrote:
> During the stable branch freeze before a minor version release (such as
> currently before the 4.7 release), it isn't possible to commit bug fixes
> to stable first and then merge to master. Only master can be committed to,
> so presumably we'll have to continue to commit to master and cherry-pick
> later once the freeze ends. Either that or change the policy on freezes.

You could branch 4.7 into (say) 4.7-fixes to do bugfixes during the freeze, 
and merge it back into 4.7 when the freeze ends.


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