Need longer freeze time before tagging
toma at kde.org
Fri Jun 3 10:05:39 CEST 2011
----- Original Message -----
> Albert Astals Cid wrote:
> > A Thursday, June 02, 2011, Stephen Kelly va escriure:
> >> Hi,
> >> The ongoing mess regarding the shared desktop ontologies shows
> >> that the
> >> time between hard feature freeze and tagging is not long enough.
> >> Making destructive or potentially destructive changes on the day
> >> of
> >> freeze (and one week before tagging) is a very bad idea. If it
> >> happens
> >> anyway, then hopefully schedule changes can soften the blow in the
> >> future.
> >> I propose a smaller 'merge window' in release branches and a
> >> bigger time
> >> between hard freeze and the start of the tagging cycle. Clearly
> >> one week
> >> is not enough to fix messes. That will give everyone more time
> >> (before
> >> tagging) to fix messes introduced on the day of freeze in the
> >> future.
> >> Thoughts?
> > Of which time are you speaking about exactly, the one between
> > Dependency
> > Freeze and Beta 1 Tagging?
> Sort of I guess. If a feature or dependency bump which creates a mess
> committed on the day of feature freeze I don't think there is enough
> time to
> fix it and at the same time stay relaxed because there is only a
> week. In
> the 4.7 schedule it was between 12th May and 19th May. I was away
> for part of that week.
> > How much time are you suggesting?
> What would you think of two weeks? Or three?
Again, is this about the feature freeze or dependency freeze?
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