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From Noble Paul <noble.p...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: 5.4.2 Bug Fix Branch?
Date Mon, 08 Feb 2016 22:26:30 GMT
If the release plans only to introduce only bug fixes, it should be
5.4.2. 5.5 technically must be cut from branch_5x and it will have new
features as well.

On Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 1:38 PM, Shawn Heisey <apache@elyograg.org> wrote:
> On 2/8/2016 1:41 PM, Nicholas Knize wrote:
>> > I would think that this is NOT likely, because I think it would require
>> massive amounts of backporting to make it work right with git.
>>
>> If there will not be a 5.4.2 release then my new, related, questions:
>> how will bug fix branches work for 5.5? I assume 1. create
>> 'branch_5_5' from 'branch_5_x' and 2. create a releases tag that
>> "points" to the "first commit" of branch_5_5? If that's the case
>> wouldn't a 5.4.2 bug fix branch still be doable? I'm not a git expert,
>> but it seems like its just a unique situation where a branch_5_4 is
>> created from the releases/lucene-solr/5.4.1 tag. Aside from, maybe,
>> bad git practice what are the dangers (for this one case) from
>> branching from the tag instead of the 5_x branch?
>
> If we follow previous convention, then this is how everything will play out:
>
> I expect that a branch named something like lucene_solr_5_5 will be
> created from branch_5x as an early step in the 5.5 release process.  I'm
> not going to speculate about the final branch name.  Some of the details
> of our release process are likely to change with the git transition.
>
> When the 5.5.0 release is finalized and announced, a lucene_solr_5_5_0
> tag (again, no speculation about the final name) will be created.  Any
> work towards a 5.5.1 release will happen in the 5_5 branch mentioned in
> the previous paragraph.
>
> When branch_6x is created, we will eliminate branch_5x, with any further
> 5.x maintenance happening on the 5_5 branch.
>
> I noticed that branch_3x and branch_4x are "back" in git.  They were
> deleted long ago in svn.  Some cleanup might be in order.
>
> Thanks,
> Shawn
>
>
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