[development] Drupal 5 incremental release?

Earl Miles merlin at logrus.com
Sat Jul 21 17:26:25 UTC 2007

Vasileios Lourdas wrote:
> On Saturday 21 July 2007 20:08:57 Caleb Gilbert wrote:
>>> You said the current 5.x-dev breaks with contributed
>>> modules. But you don't see a reason not to release it?!
>>> It's been quite common that contributed modules have required some
>> updating along with the Drupal core upgrades (even the incremental ones).
>> If there is a new policy which says that a Drupal core upgrade should never
>> result in any contributed modules being broken, that seems like a new
>> precedent.
> It depends on the meaning of the word "upgrade". Upgrade should probably stand 
> for 5.x -> 6, whereas update 5.x -> 5.y, where x < y. In the latter case, 
> yes, no modules should ever be broken. That's the meaning of the API freeze 
> in the first place.

Unfortunately, we have in the past had to fix bugs in such a way that caused 
contrib modules to break. This happened in one of the later 4.7 updates.

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