> On 24 Oct 2017, at 14:42, Jim Jagielski <j...@jagunet.com> wrote:
> 
> I would like to start a discussion on 2.5.0 and give
> some insights on my thoughts related to it.
> 
> First and foremost: there is cool stuff in 2.5.0
> that I really, REALLY wish were in a releasable, usable
> artifact. Up to now, we've been doing these as backports
> to the 2.4.x tree with, imo at least, good success.
> 
> So I think the main questions regarding 2.5.0 is a list
> of items/issues that simply *cannot* be backported, due
> to API/ABI concerns. And then gauge the "value" of
> the items on that list.
> 
> Another would be to look at some of the items currently
> "on hold" for backporting, due to outstanding questions,
> tech issues, more needed work/QA, etc... IMO, if these
> backports lack "support" for 2.4.x, then I wonder how
> "reliable" they are (or how tested they are) in the 2.5.o
> tree. And if the answer is "we pull them out of 2.5.0"
> then the question after that is what really *are* the
> diffs between 2.5.0 and 2.4.x... If, however, the
> answer is "tagging 2.5.0 will encourage us to address
> those issues" then my question is "Why aren't we doing
> that now... for 2.4.x".
> 
> And finally: 2.4.x is now, finally, being the default
> version in distros, being the go-to version that people
> are using, etc... I would like us to encourage that
> momentum.

As an observer, I’d like to ask what your goals are for these branches and what 
kinds of expectations would you like consumers of these branches to have?

- Mark 

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