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Re: Release Management for 1.6.x

From: Jeremy Wilkins <jeremy_at_ibexinternet.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2008 17:12:17 +0100

>
Hi,

Comments from a casual bystander

> 1) We need to fix our process that leads up the RC so that test
> results do not come as a surprise. Ideally we could make better use
> of buildbot and have it do a complete test run on the branch on a
> regular basis. But maybe there are other options. The -preN releases
> are not going to help unless people are going to run all the tests.
> Given that there is nothing stopping us from doing it without these
> tarballs, I do not think releasing them is going to fix this. I still
> think they are a good idea, they just are not going to fix this alone.

In some ways this is related to the lack of precompiled binaries for
RCs. Most svn users, particularly mac and windows, will only ever use
binaries. Many of the users would quite happily test development
copies of svn but a lack of binaries automatically closes out that
entire user base to testing pre releases. Not understanding compiler
tool chains doesn't automatically mean someone isn't technical enough
to file a good bug report.

jebw

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