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A feature freeze is a revision-control policy that states that no more feature patches will be accepted into a given branch of a software package's repository.  They are usually declared prepatory to a new release, so that all the [[Last Bug]]s can be worked out before a wider release -- users are commonly encouraged to download and test the package to find these.
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A '''feature freeze''' is a revision-control policy that states that no more feature patches will be accepted into a given branch of a software package's repository.  They are usually declared prepatory to a new release, so that all the [[Last Bug]]s can be worked out before a wider release -- users are commonly encouraged to download and test the package to find these.
  
 
Bug fix patches are usually accepted during a feature freeze; it depends on how frozen the code actually is...
 
Bug fix patches are usually accepted during a feature freeze; it depends on how frozen the code actually is...
  
 
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Latest revision as of 17:23, 15 November 2008

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A feature freeze is a revision-control policy that states that no more feature patches will be accepted into a given branch of a software package's repository. They are usually declared prepatory to a new release, so that all the Last Bugs can be worked out before a wider release -- users are commonly encouraged to download and test the package to find these.

Bug fix patches are usually accepted during a feature freeze; it depends on how frozen the code actually is...