On 12 November 2012 20:52, Benjamin Root <ben.root@ou.edu> wrote:
There are other git workflows, which are all perfectly valid.  If you can convince us to use another, feel free to propose one.  However, we have done a couple of releases with gitwash, and it has worked quite well for us given how small our maintenance overhead is.  Just have to remember to regularly merge the maintenance branch to master.  That's all.

For what it's worth, what Paul describes is essentially the process we use in IPython. All pull requests target master, and critical fixes are backported if we decide we're going to do another maintenance release. This is easier for contributors, because all pull requests work the same way, but I think it does take some time for someone to go through the issues tagged for backporting and cherry-pick the commits. Min tackled that for our recent maintenance releases.

We use pull request testing to keep master reasonably stable, although we don't make any promises about it.

Best wishes,
Thomas