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Re: Time to branch 1.9

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2015 03:29:08 +0100

On 12.02.2015 11:12, Branko Čibej wrote:
> On 16.01.2015 11:06, Branko Čibej wrote:
>> A couple months down the line, and I'd like to make another call for
>> creating the 1.9 release branch. AFAICS the x509 branch still needs
>> merging if we want it in 1.9 (which I think we do, since IIUC trunk
>> currently does not handle all certs correctly).
>> Anything else?
>> I'd like to propose that we cut the branch and roll an RC (or a beta) in
>> a couple weeks.
> Looks like we're on track for branching around the beginning of next week.
> * the x509 branch is on trunk;
> * the heisenbug (actually, several heisenbugs) in ra-test seem to have
> been fixed;
> * Stefan^1 's pin-externals branch has been lazy-consensus'd for merge
> to trunk (some changes still pending, but those don't have to happen
> on the branch);
> * The problem with Python bindings and Swig 3.0.x is, for now, assumed
> to be a bug in Swig itself; I propose we disable support for Swig-3
> for now (Swig-2 still works fine);
> * Ivan and I agreed not to propose to merge the reuse-ra-session
> branch in time for 1.9, we can merge it after the soak period an let
> it marinate a bit on trunk for 1.10;
> * Bert appears to be mostly finished with his (fantastic!) fixes for
> working copy move handling and conflict resolution;
> * buildbots are green.
> If there are no further objections, and the pin-externals branch gets
> merged soon-ish, I intend to create the 1.9 release branch on Sunday
> night or Monday early morning (UTC). Ben has kindly been volunteered to
> RM the first 1.9 release candidate

I decided not to create the branch yet, as we have a number of (actual
and potential) release blockers.

These are the issues tagged with the 1.9.0 milestone:

  * 4502 Remove FSFS7 disk format changes
    We've had this discussion several times. AIUI Ivan still believes we
    should remove log addressing, even though all of the points he
    raised have been addressed. I propose we close this issue.

  * 4556 Replace 'svn youngest' with another UI
    Not much discussion here. I propose we do either option 2 ('svnmucc
    youngest'), or rip out the subcommand entirely since there are lots
    of ways to the info.

  * 4558, 4559, 4560: These are all about pin-externals. They shouldn't
    take too long to fix; basically, the pin-externals feature needs a
    lot more tests to catch the trivial errors sooner.

  * 4500 API: describe four-way conflicts losslessly
    I don't know what to do about this. Bert, you recently made a slew
    of changes in the conflict resolver; your opinion would be valuable

These are defects tagged 1.9.0-consider: http://s.apache.org/Nft
I'd appreciate getting some help with these; some are probably already
fixed, a few may be release blockers.

-- Brane
Received on 2015-02-16 03:30:24 CET

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