[ESS] Current version?

A.J. Rossini blindglobe at gmail.com
Tue Jan 24 23:03:38 CET 2012

On Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 10:23 PM, Martin Maechler
<maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 18:29, Rodney Sparapani <rsparapa at mcw.edu> wrote:
>> Ken Williams wrote:
>>> Or perhaps I'm mistaken - does 5.14 actually change over time with
>>> "stealth" updates that fix any bugs found?
>> Like I said, releases tend to be pretty stable.  But, when a new bug is
>> identified, it is fixed first in the development branch; and you can get
>> it there if you need it.  If the bug is fairly widespread, then a
>> corresponding new release is triggered.
>>> I'm not trying to criticize, I know it takes extra effort to maintain 2
>>> branches of a codebase.  Just trying to explain why some non-core developer
>>> might want to try 5.15 if they're looking for something vaguely like "the
>>> thing that might work best for me right now".  And that if the dev branch is
>>> not considered suitable for testing in situ, there probably won't be as much
>>> testing of it.

The reason we have an open repository is so you can pull it.  SVN is
your friend if you want something that is one up from the latest

And using GIT as your SVN client is wonderful, so that you can branch
as much as you want to.  That's what I do.

Of course, unlike the rest of ESS-core, most of my branches have been
years in the making, thanks to personal issues.  But that's just me.


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