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Re: Hasty 1.1.x releases

From: Øyvind A. Holm <sunny_at_sunbase.org>
Date: 2005-04-02 04:44:51 CEST

On 2005-04-01 19:53:52-0600 Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> On Apr 1, 2005, at 19:35-0600, Øyvind A. Holm wrote:
> > Suddenly 1.1.4 is among us, and that's nice. But it would be really
> > nice with a 24-hour delay between the last merge and the actual
> > release tagging so the translators get a change to catch up.
> How much more notice is needed? Max has been asking people to do
> finish 1.1.4 for weeks on this list. His last mail was dated March 26
> -- five days ago -- saying, "STATUS file is empty, let's release."
> There haven't been any merges since. I wouldn't call the rolling of
> today's tarball "hasty" by any standard!
> Maybe the problem here is that translators need an explicit nudge,
> despite the other emails on this list?

No, I wouldn't say that a delay of five days qualifies to be defined as
"hasty". I read the message from 2005-03-26 20:28:46Z a couple of days
later, but there weren't any definitive messages about "release tagging
happen at about [insert time here]" until a message dated 2005-03-31
03:06:34Z. After that, some minor changes was nominated, approved and
merged, the last one at 2005-04-01 16:05:16Z.

I don't know how closely the various translators follow the dev@ list,
but those messages could easily pass unnoticed. So maybe a special "last
warning" message Cc:'ed to the translators could be the way to do it.

-- sunny256

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