Last week I found it very difficult to use the backport bot and get backports for a lot of the hacktoberfest PRs. These PRs tend to hit a number of files and there are various conflicts even going just to stable-2.16 for these fixes.
So - how far back do we want to go in cleaning this up?
As a bit of background, until recently, I just did manual backports to one stable branch prior to devel (aka 2.16 in this example). Then smart folks added a backport bot to the new docs repo and things were grand for a time. We could automate backports all the way down to stable-2.13 (last active release). Unfortunately, we weren’t consistent on applying the labels to enable these backports and things got out of sync.
So now the question is - other than stable-2.16 (what will be latest soon), how far back do we go in untangling this mini mess we got ourselves into?
My recommendation is that we stop stable-2.13 for sure as that goes EOL soon.
Do we bring stable-2.15 and stable-2.14 back into alignment as well to enable backports again?