> I've just been stung by #6353 (http://dev.rubyonrails.org/ticket/6353;
> "Undefined method recycle! in integration test with put or delete") in a
> Rails 1.2.3 project (specifically, I'm using form_test_helper, but it seems
> more general than that). The problem has been solidly fixed in edge, but
> I'm wondering if it's worth backporting the fix to stable.
Yes, if you feel the fix warrants backporting just reopen the ticket
once you've managed to back port the fix. Most of the time the
backport is simple enough, but some areas have received significant
changes in edge.
The patches I'm looking at (so far) apply trivially and DTRT. If there are
patches that aren't clean, then they'll obviously need to be cleaned up
before they can be applied.
> (No, upgrading
> world+dog to edge is *not* an option).
I added that because so often the answer given by projects to "these bugs
$are in STABLE" is "upgrade to $BLEEDING_EDGE".
> What's the procedure to make that happen? Reopen the ticket, set the
> version to 1.2.3, and comment saying that it needs application to stable?
> Presumably I'd need to supply a patch that works against stable, which I'm
> happy to do. Should I make sure other people believe the patch is worth
> going into stable by discussing it here before doing that?
Generally we'll backport any bug fixes without much objection. The
only cases where that won't happen are where the bug was fixed as a
result of some heavy-duty changes to a given area of the codebase.
However if another fix can be found, there's no reason not to apply
Okie. One question I forgot to ask before -- do we go through the +1
process/verified process, or do I just set 'verified' immediately to get it
into the verified report (on the basis that, if the fix went into edge, the
patch is probably OK)? Should there be (is there) a tag specifically for
"this needs to be applied to the stable branch"? Nothing jumped out at me
On another note, it's about time to get serious about releasing
another 1.2.x, but before we do that we should get an idea of what
other fixes warrant backports, and get patches ready for that.
Perhaps some of the participants in this thread could spend some time
reviewing the changelogs / timeline and figuring out which fixes
they'd like to see merged. I'm happy to handle committing all the
patches and reviewing them, but as I've been on edge for some time,
I'm certainly not the right person to know what's still annoying 1.2.x
I'll see what I can do in that line, but others should probably chip in
their favourites as well.