I think that there is no policy!<br><br>The ideal would be the availabity of one person responsable for each release when a new one goes out. That person would maintain the release, applying patches or backports.<br><br>The problem is that no one wants to maintain old releases (we should maintain the last 3 releases), and the persons who want to maintain old releases are not *senior* enough to make critical decisions.
<br><br>Regards,<br> Fernando Silva<br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 10/19/06, <b class="gmail_sendername">Robert Garrigós Castro</b> <<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>> wrote:</span>
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How do we keep an eye on old versions of Drupal? What's the policy on
this, if any? <br>
I'm asking this because I posted a patch for 4.6.9
(<a href="http://drupal.org/node/21568" target="_blank" onclick="return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)">http://drupal.org/node/21568</a>) which I believe it would have been nice
to have on 4.6.10, just released. It might not be ready to apply (I
believe it is) but then someone had had to change it's state. By the
way, this is the only one critical bug for 4.6.9 (I believe it is
critical because it can brake your site in some cases -
<a href="http://drupal.org/node/39710" target="_blank" onclick="return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)">http://drupal.org/node/39710</a>)<br>
I know all our efforts are concentrated on drupal 5.0 but I guess there
are many people out there using old versions (and many clients of us).
I'm not criticising any one suposed to do this job, don't get me wrong.
I just want to know if there is any policy and, if possible, how can we
improve it. I might volunteer to do a regular search on critical bugs
for old versions (actually that's easy with a feed) , revise them, and
let whoever is in charge know about them _before_ any new minor release.<br>
<p><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Robert
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