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Re: Time to branch 1.9

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 15:11:25 +0000

On 2015-02-16 Branko Čibej wrote:
> On 12.02.2015 11:12, Branko Čibej wrote:
>>  Looks like we're on track for branching around the beginning of next week.
>>  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.

Am I alone in wondering why we keep delaying?

We should NOT be waiting for pin-externals. It's lovely, but it's a last-minute mini-feature addition and, as such, it doesn't need to block 1.9.0: if it's ready, we ship it, if not, we remove it or ship it with bugs.

> These are the issues tagged with the 1.9.0 milestone:
> http://s.apache.org/cQw

Only two of these remain now.

>   * 4556: "Replace 'svn youngest' with another UI"
>   * 4560: "pin-externals doc string and behavior not clear"

On the scale of release-blocker concerns for 1.9 these are trivial -- we shouldn't be holding up the release for them.

Issue #4556: Let's remove 'svn youngest' right away, and a replacement UI can be pushed into 1.9.0 if it's ready in time, or not if it's not. The UI is a nice-to-have, not a hard requirement.

Issue #4560: That's surely an acceptable task to be addressed during release stabilization.

> 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.

There are 19 defects currently tagged 1.9.0-consider. I'll go through these now and see if any are potential blockers, but they *shouldn't* be, if they have the "-consider" tag.

Let's not hold up long for this, either.

Makes sense?

- Julian
Received on 2015-02-17 16:17:00 CET

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