Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Next release (plus SVN and roadmap changes)
From: Gerald Combs <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 03 Jul 2006 18:34:56 -0500
Jaap Keuter wrote:
> Having a develoment trunk and release branches just take more management
> around the time of the branch. Calm down on the new stuff, focus on
> bugfixes then branch and work only on the stability of the branch. Have a
> look at the Linux kernel development process, they face the same problems.

OK, no one likes trunk-1.0, apparently.  :)  Here's an updated list of
what I'd like to do:

  Create a "/prerelease" directory in SVN, and copy the 0.99.1pre1
  revision to "/prerelease/wireshark-0.99.1pre1.  (Bryant, will this
  meet your needs?)

  Create "/historic" and move "/trunk-1.0", "/branches", and "/tags"

For each release, do the following:

  Copy "/trunk" to "/trunk-<version>".

  For each prerelease, copy "/trunk-<version>" to

  For the final release, move "/trunk-<version>" to

This is a slight variation on what we were doing before, which was to
copy "/trunk" directly to "/releases/<release name>".

I'd like to create "/trunk-0.99.2" as soon as the current fuzz bugs are
fixed, followed by a 0.99.2pre1 release, followed by the full release.