about releases (was [PATCH] Update imaplib2 to 2.24)

Daniel Shahaf d.s at daniel.shahaf.name
Fri Jun 10 14:37:24 BST 2011

Sebastian Spaeth wrote on Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 13:50:18 +0200:
> On Fri, 10 Jun 2011 00:38:02 +0200, Nicolas Sebrecht wrote:
> > Feel free to send a new patch. ,-)
> Will do. :)
> > The reasons why I won't do a dedicated release for this fix are:
> Understood. Yet, I think a fix to a bug that can potentially delete
> parts of your mail is something that we should treat as a critical
> change and that we (that is ... you... :-)) should at the very least put
> out an official call saying that the last release has this bug and that
> people are recommended to upgrade to current master (which contains only
> bugfixes) in order to fix this. Personally, I think we should tag master
> as or so that people have a defined tag that we can recommend
> them to pull. But I am fine with not doing that.

Tags are cheap, really no reason not to create them.

Also, there is another option: apply the patch directly to v6.3.3 and
tag the result as v6.3.3.1.  (so the other bug{fixes,introductions} on
master don't get released)

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