Ok, so that sounds like the 4th or 6th "cycle" of a branch has reduced
bugs and regressions = i think most people would call that making it
stable wouldn't they?
Then the point about recent releases having had less usage seems to be
saying that it is not quite so stable.
Actually that does make a lot of sense. When new features are added
would be surprising if there were no unexpected problems. I think
people would understand that and understand that as being slightly
stable than it will be in the future. That all makes total sense.
I am beginning to like the sound of "mature branch" and "young
course a google search for mature, or young, might bring up some bad
that we wouldn't want to be associated with. It's annoying because
otherwise that might be a really good way of describing the difference
between the 2 branches.
So i think we still need to try to think of a really short name for
branch that describes what it's advantage is over the other branch.
Still vs fizzy don't seem to be popular but was worth a try. SliTaz's
"stable" vs "cooking" seems to have been rejected already. Stable vs
unstable doesn't cover it. Development vs stable suffers the same
problem. Has anyone else got ideas? I think it would be great to
wiki-page or something where people can post their ideas slightly
anonymously and then maybe people could vote for which ones they
On 6 August 2014 12:52, Sophie <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Le 06/08/2014 13:00, Tom Davies a écrit :
Ok, so the question is why have 2 different branches at all?
The "Fresh" branch has the advantage of having more features but
advantage does the older branch have?
To have less bugs and regressions that make it more sure to use by
average users. When you are at the 4th or 6th cycle of a release, you
can consider that almost all of the functionalities have been used
if there was bugs or regressions they have been reported and
on there severity/impact, they have been corrected. Which is not true
for the more recent release with less usage and less users, it needs
more time and cycles.
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