From: Don Allingham <dallingham@us...> - 2004-08-19 03:19:20
The STABLE (1.0.X) branch of GRAMPS is to stop accepting new features
and non-critical bug fixes. The only changes made to the STABLE branch
should be bug critical bugfixes: issues leading to data corruption
or loss, or major usability problems allowing easy solution.
The development is going to focus on the developement (HEAD) branch with
the goal of releasing development versions 1.1.x and, subsequently, a
new stable 1.2.0.
This decision is prompted by two factors:
1. Shortage of man-power: we don't have enough resources to effectively
maintain and develop two branches. Implementing a lot of nice little
new features in STABLE takes resources away from getting HEAD
closer to the releasable state.
2. Shortage of testing: as long as the STABLE version is being actively
maintained, there's no incentive for anybody to try out the HEAD.
It is hoped that, if all new features and minor fixes go into HEAD,
the number of people interested in running HEAD will increase.
As a word of assurance - New features will be implemented, just in the
new branch. Major bugs in the STABLE branch will be fixed. We just need
to shift the focus to better use the available resources.
Don Allingham <dallingham@...>
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