[development] Drupal 5 incremental release?

John Wilkins drupal.user at albin.net
Tue Jul 24 20:14:43 UTC 2007

If we release 5.2 now, we will break sites that use SSL.

In 5.x-dev, there is a bug such that there are separate session  
cookies when a site is accessed via https versus http. See the 6.x  
issue queue here: http://drupal.org/node/160107

I know Neil is already aware of the issue, but I thought I would  
point it out to others.

NOTE: this is not a bug fix for 5.1. It is a critical bug that was  
introduced after 5.1 and should be fixed before we break sites with a  
premature 5.2.

But after that critical bug is patched, I'm in favor of a 5.2 release.

  - John

On Jul 24, 2007, at 2:55 AM, Dries Buytaert wrote:

> On 24 Jul 2007, at 04:10, Larry Garfield wrote:
>>> 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 think it's about time that we make a Drupal 5.2 release available  
> -- there might have been more than a hundred bugs fixed.  So Neil,  
> by all means, go for it! :)
> --
> Dries Buytaert  ::  http://www.buytaert.net/

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