Branching Season

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 13:22 - GNOME

Since 2.18 is right at the corner, there have been much branching in the last days. This is an excerpt from the maintainer corner page on live.gnome.org:

When you branch, please remember to let release-team, desktop-devel-list, gnome-doc-list, and gnome-i18n know. It is especially important that translators and documenters know, so they can concentrate on the stable branches during the run up to the final release, and afterwards when further stable releases will be made.

http://live.gnome.org/MaintainersCorner

As I have been busy updating jhbuild moduleset with announces I wondered if I may have missed some, or if some were unannounced. Enter a new command:

$ jhbuild checkbranches
libbonobo is missing branch definition
libgnome is missing branch definition
libbonoboui is missing branch definition
libgnomeui is missing branch definition
libgnomeprint is missing branch definition
gnome-utils is missing branch definition
gnome-games is missing branch definition
gnome-nettool is missing branch definition

What it does is iterating over modules and for those that are not announced as branched, looking up viewcvs to check it is true.

And out of curiosity:

$ jhbuild -m gnome-2.16 checkbranches
gnome-common is missing branch definition
libbonobo is missing branch definition
gnome-python is missing branch definition
gtksourceview is missing branch definition
evolution-webcal is missing branch definition
fast-user-switch-applet is missing branch definition
alacarte is missing branch definition
gnome-mag is missing branch definition

I have fixed both module sets.

Last Modification: Wednesday, March 14, 2007 13:22

whoopsie! I sent the branch announcement to the release-team, i18n and doc lists, and not on d-d-l. :-)

Comment by Emmanuele Bassi on March 14, 2007 16:04

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