[gmx-developers] upcoming point releases; also updates to branch statuses

Szilárd Páll pall.szilard at gmail.com
Tue Oct 6 14:35:17 CEST 2015

On Mon, Oct 5, 2015 at 10:43 PM, Mark Abraham <mark.j.abraham at gmail.com>

> Hi,
> It's time for some more releases. I'll do 5.0.7 later this week, and 5.1.1
> shortly after.
> release-4-6 is now closed (Michael has an outstanding patch, but we can
> apply its fix elsewhere if suitable). I think we should default to blocking
> uploads to closed branches, unless there's a reason to permit it. I'll look
> into doing that. Then I'll archive the Jenkins configurations somewhere,
> and remove the jobs.

There have been numerous important fixes in the 4.6 branch, at least 3-4
critical ones, so a final goodbye 4.6 would be useful (plus I though this
this has been discussed if not agreed upon before), btu I may be mistaken.

> release-5-0 is now only open for serious scientific correctness fixes,
> e.g. mdrun or some analysis tool is wrong. There will be a future release
> only if we judge it is clearly useful
> release-5-1 is open for general fixes of things that don't quite do what
> we meant them to do. Such changes must not change correct functionality,
> and change as few things as necessary to do the job reasonably. Invasive or
> risky fixes should go on master branch. There will be future releases
> roughly every 2 months.


> master is open for general business, including cleanup, features, fixes.
> Mark
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