Tuesday, April 21, 2009

No updates on the 0.9.26 fixes branch

I have decided to stop merging revisions from Lazarus trunk to the fixes_0_9_26 branch. There are two reasons:
  1. The differences between trunk and the fixes branch have become too many, over a thounds revisions. It is difficult to oversee their relations and dependencies, so I cannot guarantee the quality of the fixes branch just by looking at the patches and revision logs.

  2. I want to focus on the 0.9.28 release rather than maintaining and working on a release.
That said, it doesn't mean 0.9.28 is almost ready, a lot of work still needs to be done. The list of issues with that we want to fix before the 0.9.28 release contains about 50 items.

So, from now on nobody from the current Lazarus team maintains the branch. If somebody from the community is using the Lazarus fixes branch on a daily basis and want to extend its life, then that is possible. The new maintainer would supply me a list of revisions to be merged and tests the fixes branch. I would do the actual merging and keep the snapshots of the fixes branch alive. If you are interested, you can contact me and we can work out the details.