[torquedev] 2.4-fixes branch getting new features

Garrick Staples garrick at usc.edu
Fri Feb 19 15:21:07 MST 2010


On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 02:14:40PM -0800, Joshua Bernstein alleged:
> 
> 
> Glen Beane wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 4:50 PM, Garrick Staples <garrick at usc.edu 
> > <mailto:garrick at usc.edu>> wrote:
> > 
> >     On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 02:49:36PM -0700, Ken Nielson alleged:
> >      > Glen Beane wrote:
> >      > > I've noticed some new features going into the 2.4-fixes branch.
> >      > > Didn't we all agree that only bug fixes go into 2.3.X, 2.4.X
> >      > > releases?  I think new features should wait for 2.5.0
> >      > >
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> >      > Glen,
> >      >
> >      > I know I have told people that 2.3.x is definitely only bug fixes.
> >      > 2.4-fixes should also only be bug fixes as well with new features and
> >      > enhancements going into 2.5. I just read the change log and we have
> >      > added 3 minor features. We will leave these for 2.4.6 and then
> >     keep new
> >      > features in the trunk.
> > 
> >     I think minor, low-risk, well-encapsulated items are OK.
> > 
> >     There's no point in making everyone wait on 2.5 for easy and useful
> >     stuff.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > ok, if that is the consensus of the community... I can live with minor 
> > well encapsulated stuff, but we have been bitten a few times where a bug 
> > was introduced or a default behavior changed in a "bug-fix" release.
> > 
> > It is comforting to know when you download a new 2.3.x or 2.4.x that 
> > there are no new features that could introduce additional bugs and the 
> > latest in a series should be the most stable and bug free
> 
> I agree with Glen here. I, as well as several of my customers have been bitten 
> by new feature bugs in bug fix releases. I am encouraged that Adaptive Computing 
> is putting resources behind TORQUE once again, but I hope that QA efforts are 
> also increased.

The 2.1.x line has had no such regressions

/hides

-- 
Garrick Staples, GNU/Linux HPCC SysAdmin
University of Southern California

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