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Ready for RC1

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2008 19:34:54 -0500

I'd like to begin the discussion on when we will be ready for RC1. I
think we should do it soon. There are no specific fixes/features that
anyone is working for in 1.5, we are basically just waiting for users
to find and report bugs. If we release an RC1 we will get more users
using it and we can get more feedback which gets us to GA. This
alpha/beta process would be fine if we knew we had specific work left
to do, but I do not see where that is the case.

I am not proposing we roll a tarball this weekend. Just that we come
up with the end plan to get there.

These are the things I think need to be done to get to RC1. All could
be done relatively quickly.

1) Propose any remaining items for backport. I went through all the
un-proposed changes in trunk (merge tracking makes this easy) and
picked out the ones that MAYBE we want to propose.


The original author should probably make the proposal. That would be
(cmpilato, glasser, joe orton, kfogel).

2) Vote on these items (and existing proposals) and get them merged to
the branch.

3) Finish the work on the CHANGES file. Karl has taken this on and
seems to be making progress.

4) Finish the work on the release notes. I know that Hyrum started
this. I am sure there is more to do.

I think we should do these items and move on to the RC1 process. If
you disagree with this, then just please explain why, and even better
please list the things that you think need to happen to get us to RC1.
 Please be as specific as possible. I will do whatever I can to drum
up the resources necessary to make these things happen (assuming there
is consensus they need to be done).

We have made great progress towards the release and I just want to
keep things moving. If there are still some things that have to be
done, I would like to see them identified so that I have a chance to
help knock them off the list and get this release finalized. I am not
proposing we go GA before this is ready or that we sidestep any of our
procedures. I just want to help get us to the finish line as fast as
possible so we can get on with our plans for the future. I also
happen to think the current software is looking really good.

Mark Phippard
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