[development] Drupal 5 incremental release?

Larry Garfield larry at garfieldtech.com
Tue Jul 24 02:10:27 UTC 2007

On Monday 23 July 2007, Neil Drumm wrote:

> As far as I know, we don't have any precedent for doing a release
> candidate on a stable branch; this would be a new policy and the
> release infrastructure might not be set up to handle it.
> We can not control the release schedule of security issues, Drupal
> gets released as soon as a satisfactory fix is well-tested by the
> security team, the stable branches could already be considered release
> candidates. The current 5.x will get released when needed.
> I am not aware of any modules breaking in 5.x, other than this issue
> Darren Oh has raised.

I think the question is the definition of "when needed".  There's no major 
security hole that needs plugging AFAIK, which is the usual impetus, but 
does "a crap load of bug fixes" count as "needed"?  Personally I'd say yes, 
especially as some of those enable functionality (e.g., fixing a form submit 
handler so that it plays nice with overrides).  If people are running 5.x-dev 
in production without problems now that sounds like acceptable regression 
testing.  It's been six months.  That's an eternity in Drupalcom. :-)

(I'd actually support maintenance releases on a schedule, and it would make my 
boss the business nut happier, too.)

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