[Bioperl-l] bioperl-dev or branch?

Sendu Bala bix at sendu.me.uk
Thu May 21 16:41:19 EDT 2009

Hilmar Lapp wrote:
> Moving this question to the BioPerl list, which is where we need to 
> discuss this I think. Can someone refresh my memory on what the 
> Bioperl-dev repository is or was meant for? It doesn't seem documented 
> on the wiki.
> My (admittedly vague) recollection is that bioperl-dev is basically for 
> highly experimental changes or functionality.
> Any and all thoughts or comments welcome and appreciated!

I'd say anything new or not radical enough to make tests always fail 
(due to API changes) go straight to head. Radical changes also go 
straight to head if they've been discussed and people think they're OK 
and the dev is confident in them. These changes can always be reverted 
or excluded in a subsequent release branch if necessary.

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