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Re: Fwd: Proposal: RCs with ZERO overhead

From: Tobias Schäfer <tobiasschaefer_at_gmx.de>
Date: 2006-06-18 10:41:19 CEST

On Sunday 18 June 2006 09:35, Stefan Küng wrote:
> Stefan Fuhrmann wrote:
> > .. seems it got lost
> Not really. But I just got up - hey, it's sunday :)

I didn't get the first mail. The last mail from Stefan^2 :-) was "How to
test TSVN"

> So, we would need 'stable' testers, which have to follow some few rules:
> * install every stable nightly build, when they get notified by mail
> * use that nightly build as their main build
> * report back any problem they encounter
> * if they can't install the nightlies anymore (vacation, no time, ...)
> they must tell us so we can find replacements
> * maybe (to have some control over who really is using those nightlies)
> we could require them to send a short notice every time they install
> such a nightly (e.g. subject: installed stable nightly, body=revision
> XXXX, date of installation, x64/win32, processor-type (single/dual) ).

Sounds good. To make it a little easier for the testers and make it easier
for the developers to follow which release has been installed/tested by
whom I'd change it a little:
Whenever a revision is merged into the stable branch a mail is sent to a
mailing list (users@ dev@ or maybe a new list). Everyone who installs a
nightly stable build, just replies and mentions the installation date,
platform and processor-type.
The advantages of informing of a new stable build by mail:
- no need to watch the changelog for changes in the branch because the
testes will be informed by mail
- all replies to nightly build will be grouped together assuming that
replies are shown as threads in the mail client

This is similar to the signing of release candidates on dev@subversion. As
Stefan mentioned there should be couple of key testers whose replies are
required, but further testers are welcome to answer too.

Who sends the message? It could be sent automatically when Stefan manually
trigggers the build of the stable branch. It doesn't make sense that the
developer sends the mail because at that time the build has not been
triggered yet.


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