On Mon, 2009-01-05 at 18:55 -0700, Josh Andler wrote:
First, an official Happy New Year to you all! I'm breaking down
email into a few sections below.
Happy New Year to you too!
A newer release of Inkscape will be going into the next distro release
cycle. Whether this is 0.46.1 or 0.47 is what needs to be determined.
I'd really like to see us move towards a 0.47. Even if that means
missing the various distro deadlines, I think that's a better goal. I'm
not sure that it has to derail any 0.46.1 work, I just don't think there
are a lot of users that would upgrade to a new point release.
Discussion of the possibility of switching build systems to cmake or
btool has resurfaced again recently. It seems like the obvious goals
should be that we use one build system on all platforms and it be
something that is maintainable by multiple individuals.
I'm still not that interested in switching. I believe that there have
been contributions to make autotools work for win32 builds... It seems
to me at least from the CVS mailing list that the CMake effort has
stalled (Johan mentioned some issues). So, I think this can be tabled.
In the past we also discussed potentially switching to a dvcs such as
git or bzr.
My feeling here is that we should switch after the 0.47 release, when
ever we decide that should be. (or 0.48). I don't think this is
pressing, as long as I don't screw up a commit again :)
After this extremely long development cycle, and the amount of future
refactoring we're still looking to do, I think we need a new
stable/devel branching strategy for the future. Or at the very least, a
bleeding edge branch for GSoCers and the like in addition to main devel.
Also, it would be great to have regular releases that tie into the
distro release cycles (with minimal benefit of easy PR). Anyone else
care to chime in?
I think that's an interesting idea. I think that a DVCS would help
here. The problem with having multiple branches is that they get
different levels of testing. So by having a single trunk we end up with
limited testing of people on several branches. But, I think if people
can use branches effectively, they will. We should be able to branch
off a release earlier though. I don't know. That wasn't coherent.