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Re: [Qemu-devel] Qemu stable releases

From: Anthony Liguori
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Qemu stable releases
Date: Fri, 09 Dec 2011 07:25:39 -0600
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On 12/09/2011 06:01 AM, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
On Fri, Dec 09, 2011 at 10:39:37AM +0000, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
FWIW in libguestfs we have such a policy.  Every few weeks I evaluate
_all_ commits along the development branch and cherry pick those that
meet this policy back to the stable branch, followed by making a new
stable release.  Here is the policy:

   from "Our criteria for backporting changes are ..."

Out of curiosity, what's the commit rate for libguestfs and what's the release schedule?

I tried this years ago with QEMU and while it resulted in a very active stable branch, it was a huge amount of work, particularly as we got about half way through the next development cycle.


Anthony Liguori

For completeness, here is an example stable branch containing
cherry-picked commits:


Compare to the master branch to see which commits did and didn't make
it in.


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