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Re: [PROPOSAL] - maintain projected release date for 1.7

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2011 10:49:31 -0400

On Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 10:42 AM, Hyrum K Wright

> On Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 9:19 AM, Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> > I would like to see us maintain a projected release date for 1.7 once we
> > have moved to the RC phase. Most likely place to put it would be here:
> > http://subversion.apache.org/roadmap.html
> > I think including this date in the RC announcement would make the
> > announcement stronger and encourage testing, although I am fine with just
> > maintaining it on our dev@ list and website.
> > We have a good idea when the release date will be, based on our defined
> > policies. I think publicizing when we anticipate rolling the final
> release
> > tarball and likely release the signed version will simply eliminate
> > confusion by letting everyone know in advance when these events are going
> to
> > happen. This also makes it easier for our downstream ecosystem, such as
> > TortoiseSVN, Subclipse, AnkhSVN etc. to know when to expect the release
> so
> > that they can better plan their own releases.
> > If we need to create a new RC and restart the soak period, then we can
> just
> > update the date to reflect this but at least we can all be on the same
> page
> > about it and give our downstream a proper heads-up on the change and what
> > that means for the new date.
> > Based on my math, if we roll RC1 this week and release on Monday, then
> add 4
> > weeks for the soak and we have Sept. 19. Assuming we roll final tarball
> on
> > Weds (Sept 21) we would then expect to release on Monday Sept 26.
> IIRC, we can roll the final before the end of the soak, so as to
> release when the 4-week soak is up.

FWIW, that is what I meant by eliminating confusion. It seems like we
rarely have a good feel across the project for when these dates are going to
be. I do not have my heart set on any specific date, I just want to know
what it is going to be so I can plan accordingly.

As an example, I might be traveling the week of Sept 19th and if I know we
are going to roll the GA that week I can make arrangements (setup remote
access to my workstation) to be able to still test and sign the tarball.

Mark Phippard
Received on 2011-08-17 16:50:00 CEST

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