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Re: Branching 1.6 this week? (no, next week)

From: Hyrum K. Wright <hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu>
Date: Tue, 04 Nov 2008 08:46:23 -0600

Karl Fogel wrote:
> "Hyrum K. Wright" <hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu> writes:
>> The current plan is to branch Nov. 5, this Wednesday, two days away. I'm
>> currently not very optimistic that we are going to make that date, for the
>> following reasons:
>> * Loads of stuff in TODO-1.6
>> * Buildbot lit up like a Christmas tree (I can reproduce the 8 failing tests
>> locally, too.)
>> * A large number of XFAIL tests on trunk, mostly merge tests.
>> * A general feeling that despite our best efforts, another week may be needed.
>> I'm not heavily involved in much of the above (though I do plan on looking at
>> the FSFS problems in TODO-1.6), so I can't comment on whether they are minor
>> issues or will need extra time. As mentioned before, I'm willing to push back
>> the branch date a bit, but I feel a bit uneasy about going beyond Nov. 12.
>> Thoughts?
> I think Nov. 12th would be great. I don't know about other U.S. devs,
> but the election has certainly been a factor for me this week (was out
> in Pennsylvania doing Obama canvassing, for example).
> The issue-2843-dev branch merge has been going okay. When I saw a bunch
> of test failures on the branch, after bringing it up-to-date with trunk,
> I worried it might be really broken. But now that I'm testing trunk I
> think those test failures are probably actually from trunk, not the
> branch. How, um, reassuring :-).

Yeah, I think these concerns justify pushing the date back, as much as I hate to
do it.

New official branch date: Nov. 12.


Received on 2008-11-04 15:46:39 CET

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