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Re: rc1 is DOA. What now?

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2011 10:15:35 -0400

On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 10:01 AM, Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com> wrote:

> This is total strawman that you are setting up just so that you can knock
> it down. Hyrum has said on numerous occasions that he can and will merge
> bug fixes prior to creating the final 1.7. As he pointed out in a recent
> reply this was a safe fix that was reviewed. There was nothing that was
> going to prevent this from going into 1.7.0. If you disagree with this
> policy, then start a new thread for it. There are definitely going to be
> bugs found in any RC we release. If we treat all bugs like this we will
> never release. All we have really accomplished is to push this release off
> another week.

From the Community Guide:

"At the beginning of the final week of the stabilization period, a new
release candidate tarball should be made if there are any showstopper
changes pending since the last one. The final week of the stabilization
period is reserved for critical bugfixes; fixes for minor bugs should be
deferred to the A.B.1 release. A critical bug is a non-edge-case crash, a
data corruption problem, a major security hole, or something equally


Mark Phippard
Received on 2011-08-24 16:16:07 CEST

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