Branching proposal for 2.7.x

Aaron Laws dartme18 at
Sat Aug 26 21:02:53 EDT 2017

On Sat, Aug 26, 2017 at 5:02 PM, John Ralls <jralls at> wrote:

> We're almost ready to release 2.7.0, I just need to figure out why the
> build script locks up the Win10 VM build server.
> I propose to create an "unstable" branch and release the 2.7.x series from
> that, so all 2.7.x bug fixes and any remaining work for the 2.8.x would go
> to that branch; long-term development could continue in master (e.g. Aaron
> Laws has started converting Account.c to Account.cpp).
> Periodic merges would be maint->unstable and unstable->master with
> "periodic" meaning at least immediately before each 2.7.x release.
> When we release 2.8.0, we'll also release 2.6.20, do a final merge
> maint->unstable, delete maint and rename unstable to maint. At that point
> we'll be back to two active branches until we start the 2.9 alpha releases
> around 4 years from now.
> Any objections or concerns?
> Regards,
> John Ralls

This sounds fine to me, but I am hardly qualified to answer: not knowing
much about the intricacies of the project nor all the changes that we're
planning, etc.

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