Hi Ralf, Yes, good to think about other policies. For astropy, we do the decision by labelling with the bug-fix branch (with a policy that it really should fix a bug), and inserting text in that release's bug-fix notes (we really should automate that part...). Then, backporting is done shortly before the bug-fix release and, as far as I can tell (not having done it myself), outside of github. In rare cases with hard-to-resolve merge conflicts, the original PR author gets a note asking for help.
As for a travis test: here I was mostly thinking of an allowed-to-fail test that would at least alert one if backporting was going to be an issue. I think travis runs again once one merges, correct? If so, on that merge it could, in principle, do the backport too (if given enough permission, of course; I'm not sure at all I'd want that, just pointing out the possibility! E.g., it might trigger on a message in the merge commit.). All the best, Marten _______________________________________________ NumPy-Discussion mailing list NumPy-Discussion@scipy.org free online bettinghttps://mail.scipy.org/mailman/listinfo/numpy-discussion