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[Mingw-cross-env-list] Removing the stable branch?

From: Volker Grabsch
Subject: [Mingw-cross-env-list] Removing the stable branch?
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 13:59:22 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)

Dear MXE team,

I'd like to hear some opinions on the stable branch.  It is so
outdated that I doubt anyone uses it.  On the other hand, our website
still recommends the stable branch.  Also, the website itself is
generated from the stable branch.

So we have to do something about it.  I see the following options:

1) Re-establish the testing phases and make regular releases

   This is what we always wanted to to, but ran out of people having
   time for that.  Open questions:

   - Is it worth the effort?
   - Any volunteers?
   - How to we ensure that this will continue reliably?
   - Which interval? (each month, every 3 months, every 6 months)

2) Update the stable branch, but update it automatically

   We could create an automated test suite, building upon the tests we
   already have.  Each commit triggers a rebuild and runs the tests.
   If it succeeds, stable is fast-forwarded to the current master.
   The website (gh-pages) follows stable as usual.  Open questions:

   - Is it worth the effort?
   - Any volunteers?

3) Remove the stable branch

   Don't mention it in the docs anymore, use only master, and generate
   the website (gh-pages) follows master instead of stable.

Opinions and volunteers welcome!


Volker Grabsch

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