[development] How far is DRUPAL-4-6 maintained?

Augustin (a.k.a. Beginner) drupal.beginner at wechange.org
Tue Jun 20 12:40:02 UTC 2006


How far is DRUPAL-4-6 maintained?

(Disclaimer: I use 4.7 for all my sites, so I have no specific interest in 
earlier versions).

I am asking because I noticed a few things and I am curious. I don't imply 
anything (especially, I am not blaming anyone for anything!).

we have 5 critical bugs relevant to the 4-6 branch only (those critical issues 
have been fixed for 4.7 and cvs).
3 out of 5 have a patch already.

we have altogether only 6 RTBC patches, which shows that the four 
core-commiters are doing their jobs :)
What I notice, though is that 3 of them are patches for the 4-6 branch that 
have been sitting there for weeks. 
My guess is that they went below the commiters' radar because they are not cvs 
or 4.7 patches (but I may be wrong).

Lastly, what is the policy for bugs that have been fixed in 4.7 and cvs but 
not in 4.6?
http://drupal.org/node/69027 ).
Can the issue be closed straight away, or should the issue be marked for the 
4.6 branch?

Above, I said that Dries, Steve, Killes and Drumm are doing their job 
magnificently because there are only 6 RTBC patches.

We cannot say the same of myself and the rest of the community:
There are 246 issues with a patch needing review. Often a proper review is 
what is missing to make those RTBC.

Thank you to all who contribute, one way or another :)


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