[Bf-committers] Avoiding regressions, changes to the release cycle.

Thomas Dinges blender at dingto.org
Mon Jul 29 16:36:25 CEST 2013

Hi Brecht,
not freezing trunk would be a nice thing too, this way developers would 
not be tempted to commit risky stuff to the release in the first place.


Am 29.07.2013 16:26, schrieb Brecht Van Lommel:
> Agreed.
> I think that we should have a longer freeze period for the release,
> with only bug fixes that are reviewed by other developers and where
> some time has been spent re-testing that area of Blender. I don't
> think we need to freeze trunk for that however, we could just tag the
> new release and open up trunk for development again. Then any critical
> fixes found can be ported to the tag which would be released after
> e.g. 2 weeks or longer even.
> So that would give a longer release cycle with a longer bug fixing
> period, but we'd still be making a release every 2 months.

Thomas Dinges
Blender Developer, Artist and Musician


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