[torquedev] 2.4-fixes branch getting new features

Glen Beane glen.beane at gmail.com
Fri Feb 19 16:07:42 MST 2010


On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 5:21 PM, Garrick Staples <garrick at usc.edu> wrote:

> 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
>
>
I knew that was coming :)
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