[development] gearing up for a 6.0 RC4

Gábor Hojtsy gabor at hojtsy.hu
Thu Feb 7 17:19:04 UTC 2008

On Feb 7, 2008 4:05 PM, catch <catch56 at googlemail.com> wrote:
> On Feb 7, 2008 2:46 PM, Nancy Wichmann  wrote:
> > I'd really like to see the "pending bugs" list reduced quite a bit before
> > 6.0 rolls out.  I don't know about anyone else, but rolling a new version
> > with 82 known bugs seems a bit presumptuous to me.  As a matter of fact, I
> > see some on the list that I would consider more important than "normal,"
> > if not "critical."
> Many of the patches in the 'patch queue' - currently running at 381 - are
> for bugs as well, so there's plenty of material to work with.
> This is the first release where there's been a running count attached to the
> bug and patch queues (that I know of) - I'd be willing to bet that 4.7 and
> 5.x were released with more than there currently is against D6. There's also
> plenty of bugs in D5 that are dealt with in D6 but required fundamental api
> changes that'll never be backported. It goes both ways.

Nancy, catch summarizes the situation quite accurately. All previous
Drupal versions were released with a running number of bugs and
pending patches. We could go on for months fixing what some people
think are bugs, while certain "bugos" behaviors are in the software
for years now. Even some things getting into the criticals queue (and
then being moved to Drupal 7) are simply missing features which people
would use naturally, and their absence looks like a critical bug for


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