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Re: First 1.7.0 prerelease: June 1

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 07:25:30 -0400

On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 07:16, Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 6:17 AM, Hyrum K Wright <hyrum_at_hyrumwright.org> wrote:
>> Fire up your testing environments: they're going to get some use over
>> the next couple of months.
>> In an effort to release early and often, I'd like to cut the first
>> 1.7.0 pre-release on June 1.  This will likely be a beta release,
>> since there are still blocking issues, but I hope to get this into the
>> hands of users (and third-party consumers) soon-ish.
>> From that point, we'll continue to release beta's until we branch,
>> which will be when the "1.7.0" issues are all closed.  After the
>> branch, we'll start the release candidates and the soak period.
> I am +1 on doing pre-release build(s) if you want to, but if this is
> the group statement coming out of Berlin this is pretty weak.  You
> have more SVN contributors in the room then there are open issues.  It
> seems like we ought to be able to make a statement with a good degree
> of confidence on when we will branch for the release and issue the
> release candidate.  If nothing else, we should be seeing a flood of
> new issues being added to the milestone.  If the people in the room
> cannot identify the reasons to not do the release .. and put them in
> the issue tracker.  Then what is blocking us?  Why can't the remaining
> issues all be closed by June 1?
> I realize the way you worded this statement leaves that open as a
> possibility, but with single digit open issues we ought to be able to
> make a stronger statement as to when we *think* we will be ready for
> release candidate.

If solving these were easy, then I believe they would have been done
by now. We're down to the hard issues, and people don't have a high
degree of confidence in planning when they would be done.

I'm also not seeing anybody here standing up and whipping us into
coming up with a date. People seem pretty content with "we're working
on it as best we can."

Received on 2011-05-18 13:26:01 CEST

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