are bugs discovered on the trunk also fixed on the latest maintenance
branch by default or only if someone asks for it? Different projects
handle this differently.

I personally prefer to apply fixes to the maintenance branch, then port
them forward to the trunk automatically. In my experience that reduces
the risk of "forgetting" fixes. But there are valid arguments for both
positions; I just want to know where Evolution stands, not start a

I (incorrectly?) assumed that for Evolution patches would be manually
applied to all affected and maintained branches, but at least in one
case that I just ran into ([1], [2]) this wasn't done. Because I didn't
check the code on the trunk I needlessly ended up fixing the memory leak
on the 2.22.x branch again.

[1] http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=531197
[2] http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=523541

Bye, Patrick Ohly

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