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Re: The path to 1.5.0-final: A note from the release manager

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: Sat, 07 Jun 2008 14:32:32 -0400

"Hyrum K. Wright" <hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu> writes:
> Pending no objections, I will cut the final tarball from 1.5.x_at_HEAD on
> Tuesday evening, PDT. We haven't merged any code changes to 1.5.x
> since RC 9, so testing the final tarball should be straightforward.
> Due to personal reasons (see below), I'd like to have signatures for
> 1.5.0 by Wednesday evening, so we can publish the release on Thursday,
> June 12. Given our speed in signing the last couple of release
> candidates, I don't think this is unreasonable.

Works here; I'll save time Wednesday for testing and signing.

> I'm going to be out of contact from next Thursday afternoon to the
> following Monday afternoon. Should there be some catastrophic bug
> found during the first couple days of the release, I would appreciate
> a volunteer to help us negotiate an emergency point release. This is
> only a precaution, but decreasing the bus factor is always a Good
> Thing. The release process is documented on the web, but I can send
> more detailed instructions next week to the unfortunate volunteer. :)

I'll be on airplanes some of that time, so I'd be a bad volunteer, but
if no one else can do it, I'm willing to be "on duty".

> On a personal note, I'd like to thank everyone who has worked hard to
> get us to this point. I know this release process has been a bit
> longer than most (heck, it's *my* first 1.y release as a developer).
> We branched 1.5.x over 4 months ago, and we've suffered through 2
> alphas, 1 beta, 9 release candidates and a grumpy release manager. :)
> I hope this isn't premature, but thanks to all the users, developers
> and testers for all the hard work.

Agreed, but no one deserves more thanks than you!


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