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Re: Delaying 1.5 branch till Monday?

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-10-12 16:09:04 CEST

On 10/12/07, Blair Zajac <blair@orcaware.com> wrote:
> I've been seeing a large amount of commits go into the tree this week :)
> I'm wondering if people are in the same boat as me, almost finished with a
> feature and want to get it in before the branch. I won't be able to take the
> time to put the final polish (including writing a good log message) on relative
> externals until Saturday, definitely by Sunday night, so I'd rather not go
> through the voting procedure to get it merged into the branch.
> BTW, the work has been checked into a checkpoint:
> http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn/checkpoints/relative-externals
> if anybody wants to take a look. A review would be appreciated.

Just to clarify my position, since I threw out October 12th as a date.
Today is supposed to be a goal, not a deadline. We still want to
apply the same standards we have always applied in doing a release. I
think we need to try to take stock of where we are today. List out
the additional work that should be done before we branch, and set a
new goal based on that list.

There are a lot of committers headed to Munich in the next couple days
too, so we need to be realistic about how much work can get done over
the next week. Maybe a bunch of them will get together in Munich next
week and make some progress (I'd suggest they just drink beer and blow
off some steam).

The real goal (at least in my mind) is to get a GA release out before
the end of the year. Today is a step along that path. There are only
11 weeks left in the year. We know the release process will be 6-8
weeks at best. So ideally, we could have the branch created and the
RC1 tarball signed in 2-3 weeks so that we have a shot at meeting this

Anyway, I do not see us as ready to create the branch today. Most
likely not Monday either. If we still want to accomplish something
today then let's make it be declaring what work remains to be done,
who can do it, and when it can be done. We can then set the next goal

I'll start the ball rolling. We need to update CHANGES and it'd be
great if people looked at and updated the release notes HTML. This
has been such a long release, updating this sort of stuff is going to
be a bitch. I'll try to help on the release notes, but I think
CHANGES is too big a task for me to take on. I'll certainly review it
though. I have mostly been focused on testing some of the recent
changes and have a few more to do still.

Mark Phippard
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Received on Fri Oct 12 16:09:44 2007

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