Plans for Pidgin 2.7.7

Jorge Villaseñor salinasv at
Tue Nov 23 01:57:09 EST 2010

On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 8:49 PM, Paul Aurich <paul at> wrote:
> And John Bailey spoke on 11/21/2010 10:45 PM, saying:
>> Hey, guys,
>> Obviously since we just released Pidgin 2.7.6, we need to think about
>> the next version.  Originally I was hoping to move forward with 2.8.0 at
>> this point, but considering that we just released the merging of MSNp16
>> and Jorge's SoC work on the MSN prpl, I think it might be wise to do at
>> least one more micro release for the 2.7.x series.  Paul seemed to agree
>> when I suggested this in the XMPP MUC.  So, here's what I envision for
>> 2.7.7, of course barring major problems requiring a quick release:
> So maybe this should be a plan for 2.7.8, and a quicker release within a
> week or two to fix the issues that have cropped up in 2.7.6.  (Plan is
> generally fine, although I'm not aware of any merge-ready branches either).
>> Thoughts, objections, etc.?
>> John
> Paul

There have been at least two or three quick releases to fix bugs on
the just released version of pidgin. I think it worth thinking about
changing a little our release process or find a better way to test our
builds before releasing.

Maybe not-allowing changes in code at all during the String Freeze,
except for bug-fixes (and just bug fixes) that we are sure will not
cause any more damage. I know some of you don't like it but a
pre-release build could be a solution.

And I like the plan.


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