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Re: Finalizing the 1.14.0 release notes

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Wed, 27 May 2020 16:54:21 +0200

On Wed, May 27, 2020 at 10:35:02AM -0400, Nathan Hartman wrote:
> To finalize the release notes for 1.14.0, I think there are just these
> three changes to make:
>
> (1) Document the test failures that occur on Windows with links to the
> revisions (and/or patches) that fix them. Say that "these issues
> are expected to be fixed in the next point release" or something
> to that effect.

Agreed.

> (2) We haven't come to a formal decision on which minor lines of Py3
> we will "promise" to support through the life of 1.14, so I
> propose to not make any promises and instead just remove the #TODO
> item:
>
> TODO: Describe which minor releases of Python 3.x we plan to
> support through the four-year LTS period of Subversion 1.14.
> Per recent discussions on the dev@ mailing list, that might be
> some form of "rolling" support: In each 1.14.x patch release,
> we would make an effort to support the oldest through newest
> minor lines of Python 3.x that Python upstream supports at the
> time of our release. However, we could drop support for the
> oldest one if we have a compelling reason to do so.
>
> Unless the other devs feel that we should state something here,
> but if so, then what?

I would agree with not making any promises right now and just deleting
that note. We can draw a line once an actual problems comes up.

> (3) Under "Python 3 support is incomplete" we are linking to a wiki
> page "Subversion's Python 3 Support Status" at [1]. That page is
> being used by the developers to track the status of each Python
> script; it more closely represents trunk than any release. Should
> the current state of that page be copied (perhaps formatted
> differently) into the release notes to preserve the record of
> what's actually in this release?

It looks like we could link to a fixed page ID to show today's page:
https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=138021580
Changes to py scripts touched on 1.14.x after 1.14.0 will be recorded in
the CHANGES file.
Received on 2020-05-27 16:54:39 CEST

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