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From Anshum Gupta <>
Subject Re: Removing branch_5x shortly
Date Sat, 20 Feb 2016 20:58:43 GMT
Here's a similar question that came up during the 5.0 release.

The reply to this was convincing back then as 5.0 was released for
different reasons, and in different circumstances. It certainly wasn't the

Unless I'm missing something here, I don't see a reason to not keep 5x and
even potentially release 5.6 at some point as long as some one has a reason
and the time to work on a 5.6 release.

Also, as Uwe said, it might be wasted effort committing to the 5x branch
but that wouldn't hurt us.

On Sat, Feb 20, 2016 at 12:41 PM, Yonik Seeley <> wrote:

> On Sat, Feb 20, 2016 at 3:33 PM, Michael McCandless
> <> wrote:
> > I was simply going by what we did when we released 5.0, which was to
> > remove the 4.x branch (or rename it to 4.10.x maybe, but the net
> > effect is the same).  I thought this was the practice for a major
> > release.
> That was a one-off that caught a lot of people by surprise.  It had
> not been done on previous major releases.
> There was already even a lot of work toward 4.11 when the deletion
> happened IIRC.
> -Yonik
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