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29th
May 2014
Thomas Robitaille
@astrofrog
May 29 2014 14:30
@eteq - we should check with @embray, but my understanding is that new features should just be implemented in the helpers. I assume that if bugs are discovered that affect older affiliated packages then we could consider fixing in the astropy master. But basically by default I think we should only work on astropy-helpers, then only make changes in the core package if absolutely required. The stuff in the core package is only going to be there for backward-compatibility with older releases of affiliated packages.
@eteq - we should check with @embray, but my understanding is that new features should just be implemented in the helpers. I assume that if bugs are discovered that affect older affiliated packages then we could consider fixing in the astropy master. But basically by default I think we should only work on astropy-helpers, then only make changes in the core package if absolutely required. The stuff in the core package is only going to be there for backward-compatibility with older releases of affiliated packages.
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Thomas Robitaille
@astrofrog
May 29 2014 14:35
@eteq - sorry, completely misunderstood your question - if the change is trivial, then updating in master is fine. If it might affect the tests, then it makes sense to do a PR to run Travis.