Another RC?, was: Re: Akonadi-Nepomuk Feeder Improvements

Albert Astals Cid aacid at
Sun Dec 30 15:08:36 UTC 2012

El Diumenge, 30 de desembre de 2012, a les 01:18:06, Sebastian Kügler va 
> On Friday, December 28, 2012 21:54:17 Andreas K. Huettel wrote:
> > Seriously. I know I'm probably just putting my foot in my mouth once more
> > here, but:
> > 
> > What are betas and rc's for, if not for stabilizing code and progressing
> > to
> > smaller and smaller non-intrusive changes? If you decide do kick out and
> > replace a large chunk of code between rc1 and rc2, 2 weeks before release,
> > you may as well re-label the 4.10.0 release "beta1".
> Maybe we should do that. Vishesh has a patch for Dolphin's filepreviewer
> that is also waiting, and with the akonadi Nepomukfeeder fixes, we could
> consider putting another release candidate in, do the actual release three
> weeks later than planned, BUT ship an SC with much improved Nepomuk, which
> will probably a lot of users happy. Aside from that, the testing initiative
> was geared up a bit late this time around, we only announced that in the
> last RC.
> Who would be in favour of inserting another RC and three weeks to get
> Christian's and Vishesh's Nepomuk patches in *and* rockstable? Would it
> create any timing problems for distros that are going to ship 4.10? How
> does testing and user feedback look so far, with RC1?

Since people keep adding random code all the time I'm all for it.

Of course, this clearly shows our way of doing releases doesn't work at all.


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