On Fri, Jun 19, 2020 at 11:46:15PM +0100, Matt Caswell wrote: > > > On 19/06/2020 23:34, Tim Hudson wrote: > > > > > > On Sat, 20 Jun 2020, 8:14 am Benjamin Kaduk, <ka...@mit.edu > > <mailto:ka...@mit.edu>> wrote: > > > > On Sat, Jun 20, 2020 at 08:11:16AM +1000, Tim Hudson wrote: > > > The general concept is to only fix serious bugs in stable releases. > > > Increasing performance is not fixing a bug - it is a feature. > > > > Is remediating a significant performance regression fixing a bug? > > > > > > It would be a bug - but not a serious bug. So no. > > It works. It was released. > > I don't recall us ever saying that we would only fix serious bugs. > AFAIK, if its a bug then we will fix it. IMO a serious performance > regression would qualify, within reason (e.g. major rewrites of the > assembler would not be ok). > > > Wholesale replacement of implementations of algorithms should not be > > happening in LTS releases. > > This I agree with.
Both of Matt's paragraphs match up with my understanding/sentiment. -Ben