Backports to 1.1.1 and what is allowed
kaduk at mit.edu
Fri Jun 19 22:52:57 UTC 2020
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, <kaduk at mit.edu
> > <mailto:kaduk at 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.
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