Hi all,

I emailed Gabriel about our concerns on the 1.3.4 release of LiVES
currently available in Squeeze, some lines from our discussion follow:

On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 1:26 PM,  <salsa...@xs4all.nl> wrote:
> On Thu, September 16, 2010 11:36, Alessio Treglia wrote:
>> On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 10:52 AM,  <salsa...@xs4all.nl> wrote:
>>> Regarding long term support - I am still finding bugs on a weekly basis
>>> in
>>> the 1.0.x series so that is currently the lts branch. Once that bug rate
>>> drops off, I will make a final 1.0.10 release, freeze that branch, and
>>> then just maintain a "list of known bugs in 1.0.x". Then I will fork a
>>> branch of 1.3.x;but it is now too late to fork from 1.3.4 (and I don't
>>> have the resources to support more than 1 stable and 1 development
>>> branch). So the next lts version will be based on whatever is the
>>> current
>>> version when I release 1.0.10 (which is currently 1.3.9).
>>
>> I understand.
>> Given things as they are now, how hard/easy would be the backport of
>> bugfixes to the current release in Debian squeeze?
>> I must be sure that 1.3.4 release at least won't be totally abandoned
>> in the next few months.
>>
>> Again, thanks for the great job!
>>
>> --
>> Alessio Treglia <ales...@debian.org>
>> Debian & Ubuntu Developer | Homepage: http://www.alessiotreglia.com
>> 0FEC 59A5 E18E E04F 6D40 593B 45D4 8C7C DCFC 3FD0
>>
>
> I think it would be difficult, because one would have to look at all of
> the patches between that release and now, and determine which were bug
> fixes and which were new features, then apply only the bugfixes. The
> problem is that some of the patches may combine a bug fix with part of a
> new feature  This happens sometimes if I am working on a particularly
> lengthy new feature, and I discover a bug mid way through. so it would
> need somebody to go through each patch and mark only the bug fix parts.
> Since there have been almost 100 checkins since 1.3.4 you can see the
> difficulty.
>
> If its any consolation, I do expect the switch over in lts from 1.0.x to
> 1.3.x to happen pretty soon now, I can aim to do that before the release
> of squeeze.


-- 
Alessio Treglia <ales...@debian.org>
Debian & Ubuntu Developer | Homepage: http://www.alessiotreglia.com
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