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Re: Release Management for 1.6.x

From: Lieven Govaerts <svnlgo_at_mobsol.be>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2008 05:05:14 +0200

Hyrum K. Wright wrote:
> Hello all,
> Since the 1.5.x release process fiasco, I've been doing a lot of thinking about
> how to avoid that situation in 1.6.x. These are some of my ideas, and
> ultimately they form the basis of how I'm planning on proceeding with the 1.6.0
> release.
> Once 1.6.0-rc1 is released, I'll follow the standard soak process, with a final
> RC the week before release. Release Candidates should be just that: code which
> is ready for release, and which we'd feel perfectly comfortable releasing as the
> final release. Let's not have 11 "release candidates" before we find one we can
> actually release.

One way to avoid that is to have a clear view on when features are
ready. Given the clearly defined time box, I propose to define some
dates when certain checks and decisions can be made:

I'm thinking of:
- somewhere beginning October: look at the existing features and decide
what needs to be done to finish them for 1.6.
- mid October: fix the regressions introduced in trunk. A number of
tests have been marked as XFail on trunk in the last weeks (double
delete, tree conflicts). Some of them are due to changed behavior,
others due to regressions.
- continuously, end October at the latest: look at the test results of
the buildbots and make sure all tests pass on all tested platforms
(including serf). We could do with some more buildbots, especially for
bdb testing.


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