Although the Evolution developers have moved on to better things and consider Evolution 2.32 to be a dead end, there are distributions still trying to ship this "dead end". It is the latest stable release of Evolution, after all.
Rather than all the distributors working separately to keep track of patches and backport bug fixes from Evo HEAD, it would be useful if we could make a git tree somewhere which collects such patches and reduces our duplication of effort. Kind of like the -stable tree for the Linux kernel. To that end, I have created trees at: http://git.infradead.org/evolution-data-server-2.32.git git://git.infradead.org/evolution-data-server-2.32.git http://git.infradead.org/evolution-2.32.git git://git.infradead.org/evolution-2.32.git We can define our operating policy as we go, but I'd be happy if we could stick to *only* cherry-picking patches which have already been applied to the master branch (with massaging to make them apply as necessary). I've been using 'git cherry-pick -x' so that we can refer back to the original commit easily. I've backported a small number of fixes from HEAD that I think are appropriate, or which are already being shipped in some distributions. I'm more than happy to give accounts on git.infradead.org to distribution maintainers, and look at other patches which distributions are shipping. I hope that eventually, we might be permitted to use the "real" gnome-2-32 branch in GNOME git for this, rather than having to do it elsewhere. If that branch is a "dead end" and would otherwise be unused, then there's no harm in letting us use it as a more central location for our collaboration, surely? Presumably we'll do the same thing for Evolution 3.0 during the time period when it is orphaned by upstream, but still being shipped by distributions. -- David Woodhouse Open Source Technology Centre david.woodho...@intel.com Intel Corporation _______________________________________________ evolution-hackers mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org To change your list options or unsubscribe, visit ... http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/evolution-hackers