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Re: Time to branch 1.9

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Mon, 09 Feb 2015 16:50:43 +0100

On 09.02.2015 16:44, Julian Foad wrote:
> Branko Čibej wrote:
>> All right, it's been three weeks. During this time some massive code
>> churn has happened on trunk, and a couple branches (pin-externals and
>> reuse-ra-session) are assumed to be merge candidates for this release.
>>
>> None of the above is really necessary for a 1.9 release, but since it's
>> here, let's please stabilize trunk for the branch.
> I'd like to say something
> stronger. It would be lovely if those pieces of work that are still in progress on branches get released in 1.9, and I hope they will, but let's not fall into the old trap of starting with an assumption that they will. Rather, let us start with the assumption that 1.9 will be released 5 weeks from today, and start concentrating right now on the activities needed to achieve that. If the work-in-progress gets included as well, that's great, but we all know from experience that work that seems to be nearly finished nearly always isn't.

Agreed. I'm now working writing down a formalized description of the
release process we talked about in Berlin back in 2013, in such a way
that it should help us plan development and releases better. In the
certain (though forlorn) hope that we can actually release 1.10 about 6
months after 1.9.

Pending consensus about the process, of course.

-- Brane
Received on 2015-02-09 16:52:45 CET

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