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NOTE: This is work in progress!!

This document is intended to capture some of the policies we would like all committers to follow when it comes to checking in changes into our SVN tree.


Trunk is "CTR, Commit-Then-Review" policy. This was discussed and voted on by the community a long time. This does grant a lof of freedom to committing experimental or unstable code to the trunk. However, with such powers, comes some responsibilities:


All release branches (e.g. 2.0.x) should always be kept in a stable and functional state. Backporting The commit policy is RTC, Review Then Commit, and backporting changes from trunk should be voted on via the STATUS file on the respective branches.