[zeromq-dev] Discuss: 0MQ releases and stability

Pieter Hintjens ph at imatix.com
Wed Feb 16 00:28:05 CET 2011

On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 12:13 AM, Martin Sustrik <sustrik at 250bpm.com> wrote:

> To backport the patches from master you have to understand the code.

You've perhaps missed the 'pull request' part of the proposal. Pull
requests apply to specific branches. The contributor of a change
explicitly makes a patch against _each_ version branch that he wishes
to support or fix. There is no back porting or forwards porting. In
effect the contributor becomes responsible for the code he writes,
more than the maintainer.

This does require consensus, it's not a decision for any single
maintainer because it changes the way all branches - including master
- would be patched. It would be foolish to ask contributors to provide
patches in one way here, another way there.


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