[drupal-devel] How are patches to branches handled?

Gabor Hojtsy gabor at hojtsy.hu
Sun Feb 13 18:29:06 UTC 2005

> OK, so my fears were true then.
> Is there any way to get over this problem? For example, using Goba's
> suggestion to tag the date/time to the build?
> Maybe a better solution is to keep the first two digits the same, then
> increment for every build. For example, we start at 4.5.0 with
> DRUPAL-4-5 as a tag, then have some fixes, then tag with DRUPAL-4-5-1
> and make a build for 4.5.1 of that module/theme, then some more fixes,
> then 4.5.2, ...etc.
> This means applying the same standard for core Drupal to the contrib
> modules and themes.
> This way, when someone says he is using 4.5.0, then all other 4.5.0
> would (hopefully) experience the same issue the first guy has.

Entirely wrong way! You are free to install any of the 4.5.x contrib 
modules to any 4.5.x core setup. This is not going to be cleaner to 
support, if we are not going out of the scope of these three digits. The 
contrib module version should have a component indicating the 
compatibility of the module with drupal (currently only this is 
included), and another component, which signifies its own progress, so 
support can be easier, and the need for updates can be detected...

Your above suggestion mixes the two, and therefore it is not acceptable 


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