[Buildbot-devel] Future of the eight branch?

Dustin J. Mitchell dustin at v.igoro.us
Fri Jul 11 13:33:56 UTC 2014

Sure, but the question is, what does that fork accept?  Features?
Bugfixes?   And who's doing the review and making the call on what
gets merged?


On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 6:59 AM, Vasily <vasslitvinov at pisem.net> wrote:
> Cannot we make a fork and find a maintainer later?
> I mean, "end of the road" is still an option even after having a fork, isn't
> it?
> Thanks,
> Vasily
> 2014-07-10 18:07 GMT+04:00 Dustin J. Mitchell <dustin at v.igoro.us>:
>> I said when merging nine to master that the future of Buildbot eight
>> is up to someone who wants to maintain it.  I saw three options:
>>  * 0.8.9 is the end of the road (the default)
>>  * continue to make bugfix releases
>>  * add features (so, a fork)
>> I haven't heard from anyone willing to maintain the branch, so at this
>> point we're defaulting to "end of the road".
>> However, Alexander Sashnov has just submitted
>>   https://github.com/buildbot/buildbot/pull/1176
>> which adds a feature to the eight branch.
>> This forces the choice.
>> So, if you think you *might* want a future 0.8.x release of any sort,
>> and are either willing to maintain it, or want it enough that you're
>> willing to convince someone else to do so, now's the time to speak up!
>> Dustin
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