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Re: Suggestion: Track Subversion release process in our issue tracker

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2006-07-11 18:03:26 CEST

Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
> On 7/10/06, C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato@collab.net> wrote:
>> I didn't pitch the IZ idea as a solution for a "constipated" release
>> process. I pitched it as a solution for the effective opacity of release
>> process. If you want to debate the guts of the process itself, do so
>> elsewhere (like, say, that thread that's already ongoing about how
>> constipated our release process is).
> What's wrong with using the STATUS file instead? -- justin

I dunno. What *is* wrong with using the STATUS file instead? Was that
suggested somewhere?

For my part, I think I'd prefer an issue tracking issue:

   * associated with a single release
   * that reveals the whole change history to casual website visitors
   * and can be located via a single web link that shows "all open release
     process issues" (of which there is generally ever only one at a time)
   * and even be annotated by non-committer testers of the tarball with
     notes about failing tests or whatever

to a version-controlled file:

   * associated with multiple releases (1.4.0-rc1, 1.4.0.rc2, ... ,
     1.4.1, ... 1.4.n)
   * whose change history is less immediately visible (unless you visit
     via ViewVC or something)
   * and whose location changes with each minor release
   * and which can only recieve direct input from folks with commit access.

But I'm admittedly used to being issue-tracker-driven on a daily basis here
at CollabNet.

Have you an alternative proposition that involves the STATUS file you'd like
to put out there? This isn't a matter of pride or anything -- let's find
the solution that meets everyone's needs, and let's try it out for RC2.

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato@collab.net>
CollabNet   <>   www.collab.net   <>   Distributed Development On Demand

Received on Tue Jul 11 18:03:56 2006

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