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Re: RFC: Process for 1.x.0 releases

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-07-19 04:38:27 CEST

On Fri, 2004-07-16 at 13:02, Greg Hudson wrote:

> So, I'd suggest, for a .0 release:
>
> * Weeks 1-3: minor bugfixes can go in, following the same criteria
> as we'd use for a patch release (with the API rules relaxed
> because there's no release to maintain API compatibility with).
>
> We put out a second release candidate at the end of week 3 if we
> made any changes.
>
> * Week 4: only a critical bugfix can go in, and we put out another
> release candidate and restart week 4 if we do that. Other fixes
> are delayed until 1.x.1.
>
> * If a showstopper bug forces us to make a significant change, we
> restart the four-week soak period wherever we are. If we can't
> agree informally on whether a fix requires restarting the soak
> period, we vote.

I am *so* +1 on this. If we come to a consensus, I nominate ghudson to
document this in HACKING. :-)

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