Should we keep doing stable releases?
@evelikov pointed out that he thought some things should be tagged some way for a stable release; the reply to that was that we didn't know whether or not we were doing stable releases.
We didn't do any stable releases in 7.x; I think the only one we've ever done in the modern era has been 6.0.1. Looking at who picked up 6.0.1, it seems to have been adopted by (in order of visible search results) OpenEmbedded/Yocto/Poky, Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu, VoidLinux, Chromium, Gentoo, ClearLinux, Kaos, Kali, Buildroot, Arch, Exherbo, ptxdist, and openSUSE. That seems like a pretty successful hit rate to me, to the point where I can't really think who would've been shipping Weston but skipped 6.0.0.
6.0.1 contained a bunch of Meson and other build fixes, as well as some other random bugfixes. Those all looked like they were pretty good to have cherry-picked.
Some fixes that we could've had in a 7.0.1 would've been 620f68dc, 5c5f0272, 95efe829, 267b16e8, 3c3fb1cc3c30, ad0fe6bf9600, 3cfd297f, 70e63564, 88c8f69a, 5a0706b2, 58e99de1, e5e8188a, d2b9b5d1, and 5caef6d3 - those would've made for a pretty nice stable release I think, rather than telling people to wait for the next major release which comes with its own problems.
Should we do a stable release again for 8.0.1? If so, should we schedule it (2 weeks after major? 4?) or just do it opportunistically?