Re: [PATCH v2 0/8] Second patchset for LPC32xx device tree conversion

From: Arnd Bergmann
Date: Thu Apr 19 2012 - 10:22:00 EST

On Wednesday 18 April 2012, Mark Brown wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 11:00:39AM +0000, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > 1. develop on -rc
> > 2. merge with latest -next, test and make sure it works there
> > 3. submit for review against -rc
> > 4. have patches included in -next once reviewed, but based on -rc
> > 5. when merge window opens, have patches sent for upstream inclusion
> Steps 3 and 4 should be to submit against whatever branch is appropriate
> for the subsystem and driver - if people follow this process they're
> going to get bounced back by a fair proportion of maintainers, -rc isn't
> universally what people are looking for so people should be aware that
> they need to pay attention here.
> Generally I'd say the development version is a safer bet than -rc for
> most subsystems.

Right. The description above was mostly done for the lpc32xx case,
which is going to get merged through the arm-soc tree and that doesn't
have a single development branch but instead has lots of them.

For subsystems that have just one branch, I agree that it makes sense
to develop against that one. Also for arm-soc, it can make sense
to base on one of the existing branches, but I prefer the default
to be to base on the -rc release so I can mix and match incoming
branches as needed.

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