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Fixed means fixed in a production release

Fixed means fixed in a production release

Posted Feb 5, 2012 10:45 UTC (Sun) by epa (subscriber, #39769)
In reply to: Fixed means fixed in a production release by giraffedata
Parent article: FreeBSD and release engineering

Again, it's not really that the statement of process is a bad thing. An explicit policy that bugs are not fixed in the current release would be reasonable - but then, please drop the pretence of having a 'supported' stable release. What seems to happen is that a fix is checked in and the bug is closed, more out of habit or a desire to stop it appearing on the list of open bugs than as a conscious choice. This makes it more difficult to maintain the stable release in parallel with the latest development version, and makes it less likely that the bug will be fixed in stable, even if it is a professed goal of the project and its developers to support the stable release with fixes.

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