I'm going to release tomorrow 0.6.36 with try_files.
Still, that is additional overhead for you to maintain two branches.
Sounds like you're planning 0.8.x around June anyway... and with some
people running 0.5.x still too, I'd say let's all try to make a push
for more people to run 0.7.x - since that will soon (hopefully) be the
stable branch once you finish the cache stuff in April/May (if I
recall you post)
I've been running 0.7.x since I started using nginx - it has a bug
here and there, but you patch them quickly and it's never been
anything that has actually reduced performance/functionality/etc. for
me. In fact, you add features quick that benefit me and I receive
those benefits because I am on 0.7.x and I don't have to ask you to
backport them :)
Before 0.6.x I developed the single branch. However, I understand that
by no means all people like development versions. My very self is in
the same position in relation to the FreeBSD CURRENT/STABLE branches.
Therefore a stable branch should exist at least for bugfixes.
I do not want to add many new features to the stable branch, however,
I do want that the try_files would become a common pattern instead of
if/rewrite's, so I will add it to stable branch.