Release Team BoF Summary

Albert Astals Cid aacid at
Mon Jul 16 20:12:16 UTC 2012

El Dilluns, 16 de juliol de 2012, a les 11:47:40, info at va 
> Am 2012-07-16 10:14, schrieb Aurélien Gâteau:
> > Le dimanche 15 juillet 2012 16:39:54 Michael Jansen a écrit :
> >> Let us postpone this until i have the script ready. I think the
> >> discussion
> >> is needed but currently a bit difficult because it is all really
> >> theoritcal
> >> now.
> > 
> > It is all very theoritical because people took a simple and pragmatic
> > proposal
> > (do not change any macro, just use different values: 7x for alpha, 8x
> > for beta
> > and 9x for rc) and overengineered it.
> > 
> > I am not sure what we are trying to solve there, it feels like an
> > overkill.
> I do not like maskerading pre releases as stable version. Version
> numbers have a
> clear semantic meaning. And KDE currently breaks that.

We break what? Our numbers have a clear sematic meaning, i can look at a 
version number and tell you what it is. Agreed it's not trivial, but saying 
our numbers don't have a semantinc meaning is not true.


> I will never do things in a way because it was always done that way if
> there are clear
> points showing it is wrong or not optimal. Especially if noone
> remembers the reasons for
> that or is able to come up with any guess why. And that is the
> situation here.
> But if the dicussion here shows stuff gets to complicated otherwise i
> have no problem
> in not changing anything. But i need to discuss and brainstorm FIRST.
> AND i will document once and for all why we are doing things the way we
> do. As a reference
> for everyone who wonders.
> The other why.
> If i succeed in scripting the complete release process i would like to
> setup weekly
> snapshots. Because i consider them the "continuus integration" of the
> release
> process.
> Please tell me how those fit into the current scheme and we consider
> it.
> Mike
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