[GNC-dev] Bye-bye Unstable

Geert Janssens geert.gnucash at kobaltwit.be
Thu Apr 19 11:59:14 EDT 2018

Op donderdag 19 april 2018 17:15:50 CEST schreef Eric Siegerman:
> On Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 10:29:23AM +0200, Geert Janssens wrote:
> > In the 2.7
> > development cycle we experimented with an extra "unstable" *branch* to do
> > the unstable releases from.
> Which is pretty standard practice -- except for the name.
> Intuitively, I'd expect a branch called "unstable" to be *less*
> stable than master, not more so.  Perhaps this caused some of the
> confusion that has been expressed both here and in the similar
> thread over in -user.
> I imagine the branch got its name as the source of the "unstable"
> release series, but still...

> > For future unstable releases we will probably just do
> > them from the master branch instead and forget an unstable branch ever
> > existed.
> Makes sense.  Since (as it appeared to me as a lurker) the whole
> team switched over to stabilization mode, with dev work toward
> 4.x on hold for the duration, the additional branch likely didn't
> add much value.  But should you ever change your minds, may I
> suggest calling the third branch "stabilization" -- or a shorter
> quasi-synonym, e.g. "beta".
Good idea.


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