[sword-devel] Sword 1.6.2 NOW!

Troy A. Griffitts scribe at crosswire.org
Tue Sep 14 11:46:07 MST 2010

  Thanks for the email link Greg.  Yeah, the submitted changes in 
question from project A were filter updates, and we do specifically 
state in that email that filter updates are allowed in a stable branch.  
It was kindof an odd situation.  The updates merely added css classes to 
a few of the html tags which are outputted from the filters, none of the 
projects involved thought adding css classes would break anyone.

One of the things in head currently which isn't mentioned in that email 
is binding improvements and also your additional cmake make system.  I'm 
not sure how I feel about binding improvements being included in a 
stable branch, but I don't see an issue including an additional make 
system.  Any thoughts?


On 9/14/2010 6:49 PM, Greg Hellings wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 12:43 PM, Troy A. Griffitts
> <scribe at crosswire.org>  wrote:
>>   Understood going forward.
>> There were a few factors which made this a slightly non-standard situation.
>>   First, this wasn't exactly a bug fix.  It was a workaround for a bug in a
>> version of libcurl.  I was hoping libcurl would be patched.  And no, I
>> personally didn't report the issue to the curl team, which I should have.
>>   Secondly, one of our frontend projects submitted a small update which
>> changed something another of our frontends depended on.  The second project
>> had updated their code to still work with the new change, but they hadn't
>> released yet.  If they had released then everyone would be happy with us
>> releasing SVN as is.  As it stands right now 1 of the 2 projects will need
>> to patch SVN for their frontend to work.  So delaying was a hopeful but
>> unfruitful exercise.  It was a choice we made to with the best information
>> we had at the time.
> Not knowing the nature of the changes, etc, I don't mean to provide
> this as a comment on that, but I'd just like to bring back up this
> email:
> http://www.crosswire.org/pipermail/sword-devel/2009-June/032108.html
> and see if that's still the plan?  If you're actually changing how
> things are working inside (in the sense of enhancing for new modules
> and content like the NASB and not just for fixing bugs), then maybe it
> is time to branch and allow for bug fixing/feature branches to develop
> separately until 1.7 is made?
> --Greg
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