Should we make a 2.14.2 bugfix release?

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Should we make a 2.14.2 bugfix release?

Postby christianlist » Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:33 pm

I'm a little in doubt whether we should make a 2.14.2 bugfix release or not.

This is what we currently have in the R2_14 branch:
Bugfix: Unquoted program path vulnerability in installer integration with subversion (patches:#3030)
Bugfix: Download link to the 7-zip plugin installer is broken (bugs:#2128)
Translation updates:
- Basque (patches:#3024)
- Spanish (patches:#3027)
- Italian (patches:#3028)
- Russian (patches:#3029)

It's especially the unquoted program path vulnerability that makes me think we should get this released.
But is this serious enough to warrant a release in itself?
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Re: Should we make a 2.14.2 bugfix release?

Postby gerundt » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:52 am

Mhh, hard to say! Are the fixes so important, that we need a new version? Should we better wait for more changes, before do all the work to release a new version? But what when we not got more changes?

I you have time and are in the mood for it, do a release. But i think it is not that important!
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Re: Should we make a 2.14.2 bugfix release?

Postby jtuc » Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:28 pm

When benchmarking WinMerge 2.14.0 against WinMerge 2011 I found that did not make it into 2.14.0. Traversing unique subfolders (i.e. subfolders which exist only in one side) adds to the extra time WinMerge 2.14.0 spends on comparing folders. The patch allows users to revert to the earlier behavior to not traverse unique subfolders. Looks like a good candidate to go into 2.14.2. See also related discussion at
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