pre-releases of rc1

Dirk Mueller mueller at
Sat Jul 4 18:38:56 CEST 2009

On Wednesday 01 July 2009, Sebastian Kügler wrote:
> we could consider shortening the period between tagging and release (which
> currently effectively is 8 days). Maybe make it 4? That would mean we tag
> on Friday, and release on Tuesday, with possible slippage into wednesday.
> Especially for -rc or -beta releases, that would mean "fresher" bugreports.
> I might be missing a good reason to keep that period longer, in that case,
> speak up.

I agree that the 8 days delay is usually too long these days, and I also would 
like to shorten it. 

However, I'm unsure if we should let the packagers work over the weekend. it 
could also be within a week. Personally I don't care either way, but there are 
two possible solutions: 

a) provide tarballs until Thursday evening (Friday morning latest) and release 
on Tuesday

b) provide tarballs Monday morning and release on Thursday evening. 

Comments? Packagers, which variant do you prefer?


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