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Igor Sysoev is at
Wed Apr 1 23:54:44 MSD 2009

On Wed, Apr 01, 2009 at 10:13:55AM -0700, Michael Shadle wrote:

> 2009/4/1 Igor Sysoev <is at>:
> > I'm going to release tomorrow 0.6.36 with try_files.
> Still, that is additional overhead for you to maintain two branches.
> Sounds like you're planning 0.8.x around June anyway... and with some
> people running 0.5.x still too, I'd say let's all try to make a push
> for more people to run 0.7.x - since that will soon (hopefully) be the
> stable branch once you finish the cache stuff in April/May (if I
> recall you post)
> I've been running 0.7.x since I started using nginx - it has a bug
> here and there, but you patch them quickly and it's never been
> anything that has actually reduced performance/functionality/etc. for
> me. In fact, you add features quick that benefit me and I receive
> those benefits because I am on 0.7.x and I don't have to ask you to
> backport them :)

Before 0.6.x I developed the single branch. However, I understand that
by no means all people like development versions. My very self is in
the same position in relation to the FreeBSD CURRENT/STABLE branches.
Therefore a stable branch should exist at least for bugfixes.
I do not want to add many new features to the stable branch, however,
I do want that the try_files would become a common pattern instead of
if/rewrite's, so I will add it to stable branch.

Igor Sysoev

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