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

Allen Winter winter at
Sun Dec 30 17:14:24 UTC 2012

On Sunday 30 December 2012 01:18:06 AM Sebastian Kügler wrote:
> 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?
It doesn't bother me at all.
We have a few people who have volunteered here publicly to thoroughly test the
new Nepomuk stuff -- so as long as that happens I'm fine having another RC.

3weeks for the RC seems too long though.

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