[Monetdb-developers] [Monetdb-checkins] MonetDB5/src/mal mal.mx, 1.110, 1.111 mal_instruction.mx, 1.264, 1.265 mal_resolve.mx, 1.122, 1.123

Martin Kersten Martin.Kersten at cwi.nl
Wed Jan 31 22:45:44 CET 2007

Stefan Manegold wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 31, 2007 at 09:27:31PM +0000, Martin Kersten wrote:
>> Update of /cvsroot/monetdb/MonetDB5/src/mal
>> In directory sc8-pr-cvs7.sourceforge.net:/tmp/cvs-serv31774
>> Modified Files:
>> 	mal.mx mal_instruction.mx mal_resolve.mx 
>> Log Message:
>> mal.mx mal_resolve.mx, website documentation
> is the new website built for the development trunk or from the release
> branch?
Niels knows.
> with the old website, it used to be the latter...
>> mal_instruction, protect against too many variables.
> these were checked-in the development trunk, but the message sounds less
> like "new features" rather more like "bug fixes" --- aren't they also
> relevant for the release branch and a possible bugfix release?
Well that's a philosophical question that will challenge us forever.
Yes, it solves a potential bug in the stable.
No, it is new behaviour, because I didn't expected large programs.

Also, some bug fixes may involve many areas and quite some time,
it puts us in the position to ask this question on a more or less
daily basis. My position would be that bugfixes relate to official
bugreports, the rest is the 'normal' evolution.
Bugfixes then should 'somehow' be propagated to the stable and
made available thru nightly builds.

A workable method is required, because people (starting with me)
are definitely to forget to maintain two branches continously.

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