Backports to 1.1.1 and what is allowed

Tomas Mraz tmraz at
Thu Jun 25 14:56:40 UTC 2020

On Thu, 2020-06-25 at 14:49 +0000, Dr. Matthias St. Pierre wrote:
> Since already a few backporting requests to 1.1.1 have accumulated
> which are controversial
> or not allowed for an LTS release, would it make sense to consider
> creating a new 1.1.2 STS
> branch which could then receive such changes?

In my opinion that would open a can of worms. Such branch would
inevitably mean there will be request for the 1.1.2 release and I do
not think it would be a good idea to have it. It would seriously
stretch the team resources IMHO.

It would be much better to have the rules not tightened for 1.1.1 right
now (i.e. still allow for example the performance improvements and
support for newer hardware) and tighten them only after the 3.0 release
is final.

Still, I do not think allowing any truly new features other than the
performance and HW support on 1.1.1 is worth it.

Tomáš Mráz
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