On 10/17/2016 12:11 PM, Sona Sarmadi wrote:

Hi all,

From https://wiki.yoctoproject.org/wiki/Stable_branch_maintenance:

/General policies: /

  * /Fixes must go into master first unless they are applicable only
    to the stable branch; if back-porting to an older stable branch,
    the fix should first be applied to the newer stable branches
    before being back-ported to the older branch/

Does anyone know the reason for the policy above i.e. why fixes have to go to master first?

This is standard open source policy. The latest version of something gets the fix first (if applicable) than is propagated to older versions.


1)It makes more sense at least for users to get CVE fixes as soon as possible in the maintenance branches.

This leads to Master or other newer branches not being fixed.

2)Normally the versions are different in master and maintenance branches so different patches are required.


- Armin



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