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Re: change release signature requirements?

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2018 07:33:36 -0400

+1

I actually think we should just adopt the ASF guidelines as our official policy and trust it to our RM to apply the additional OS requirements via their own judgement.

Mark

> On Jun 24, 2018, at 2:20 AM, Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de> wrote:
>
> While we're on the subject of changing the supported release
> process, we could use this opportunity to lower the number of
> signatures required for a release.
>
> While we never failed to meet the current requirements eventually,
> our release process could be faster if less signatures were required.
>
> My suggestion would be:
>
> ASF guidelines require a minimum of signatures from 3 different people
> in total (including the release manager). To this, we could add our
> requirement of cross-platform signatures, where at least one signature
> must count for a Windows system, and at least one must count for a
> Unix-like system. Of course, more than 3 signatures are always welcome.
>
> We could also reserve an option for the RM to decide to publish a
> release with 3 signatures for any platforms, based on the RM's
> judgement of the situation (e.g. if a patch release only contained
> code changes inside #ifdef WIN32, Unix signatures could be skipped).
>
> I believe this change would help us with meeting the new 6 months schedule.
>
>
> I see *no* need to change our patch backport voting rules, by the way.
Received on 2018-06-25 13:33:53 CEST

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