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Re: 1.8.0-rc2 up for testing/signing

From: Ben Reser <ben_at_reser.org>
Date: Wed, 15 May 2013 14:25:05 -0700

On Wed, May 15, 2013 at 9:15 AM, Branko Čibej <brane_at_wandisco.com> wrote:
> It certainly counts as another +1 for Windows. Which means we reached
> quorum less than 24 hours after the tarballs were posted. Bit of a
> record there. :)

Can't say I agree with this. In my opinion one person can't vote for
Windows twice just by testing more than one variation of Windows.

There are two purposes to the voting:

1) To encourage multiple platforms get tested.
2) To ensure we have enough people in agreement to make sure it's a
legitimate release.

If you start counting the same person doing multiple tests as more
than one vote in the same column, then that dilutes at least the
second purpose. In fact you could argue a single person could do a
release by testing it on OS X, Linux, FreeBSD, Windows Vista,
Windows7, and Windows8 (or even worse just different Linux distros for
the 3 unix votes).

I have no issue with people voting for Unix and Windows, because their
vote only counts once for each count and a vote in each column does
not unbalance the vote.

I don't say this to discourage anyone from testing multiple platforms
or variations, the additional information is appreciated and helpful.

In this specific case I don't think there's any holdup since Mark's
provided his +1 and we have 3 votes for each.

> Not sure it makes sense to repeat the same signature twice in the .asc file.

Makes no sense at all, it'd be a duplicate signature.

Unless there are any immediate objections I'm starting the work to
announce 1.8.0-rc2.
Received on 2013-05-15 23:25:43 CEST

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