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[Axiom-developer] Re: CVS?

From: Mark Murray
Subject: [Axiom-developer] Re: CVS?
Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2005 13:45:39 +0100


OK, now I understand. Thanks! :-)


root writes:
> Mark,
> The sequence of updates is
>   local disk -> 
>     arch branch -> 
>       arch main   ->
>         cvs (savannah, sourceforge)
> The local disk (mine, yours) has completely broken, partial changes.
> The arch server has two types of changes, branch changes and main changes.
> The arch branch changes are things like SBCL, BSD, etc which are major
> efforts by other developers to improve or change Axiom. When the
> branch group decides their version is stable it gets merged into main.
> The arch main contains changes which will be released into the cvs servers.
> This is supposed to happen on a monthly boundary (Feb, March, April, etc).
> Pending major patches which are available now on arch and will be released
> in the April version are the 2.6.6 change and the documentation changes.
> My current local disk change is the BSD branch merge. This will likely 
> show up on arch shortly after the April release to the cvs servers.
> So in April we'll see the BSD branch merge on arch implying that, if it
> works, it will be in the May release.
> The monthly release cycle was agreed upon because we need to release
> early, release often (thus 6 months is too long) and release quality
> (thus immediately is too short). A release is a major piece of work
> for me so more than monthly is not practical.
> We're going to have a "sprint" day in April at the axiom conference.
> After the morning session where we talk about future direction the
> plan is to spend the day fixing outstanding issues from issuetracker.
> These fixes will be on the arch server in May implying they will be
> available in June.
> Tim
Mark Murray
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