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Re: schedule for 1.14.0 release

From: Nathan Hartman <hartman.nathan_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2020 07:06:47 -0400

On Wed, Apr 22, 2020 at 3:13 AM Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de> wrote:

> The current prospected release date for 1.14 is May 6, which is no longer
> viable. The official soak period (which starts today) does not allow for
> a release this soon. We will also need to allocate at least another week
> to collect new signatures for the final release artifacts once they have
> become available.
>
> So if we stick to the official plan, provided we don't discover any major
> problems during the soak period, we can prepare 1.14.0 on the 20th of May
> and probably release on the 27th of May.
>
> Is this OK or would anyone prefer to expedite this process (e.g. by
> shortening the soak period)?

This being a LTS .0 release, I think we should stick to the official soak
as documented, unless someone has a really compelling reason to do
otherwise.

But perhaps we could try to save the extra week (May 20-27) by parallel
processing: If no showstoppers are found by May 13th, we could
optimistically begin testing / signing of the rebranded release artifacts;
if on May 20th no showstoppers were found in -rc2 and the required
signatures are collected, then we could release immediately. My only
concern with this "parallel processing" approach is the risk of confusion
that could arise if we did discover some major issue in the final week.

Nathan
Received on 2020-04-22 13:07:10 CEST

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