RFC: Conditions of early access to unreleased
Albert Astals Cid
aacid at kde.org
Sun Jun 3 23:43:29 UTC 2012
El Dilluns, 4 de juny de 2012, a les 00:52:47, Albert Astals Cid va escriure:
> My proposal:
> The KDE Release Team recognizes the importance of making a source release
> together with binary packages of various distributions since this greatly
> increases the impact of a given release.
> To this effect we give the privilege of early access to unreleased tarballs
> to select packagers of distributions
> In contrast to the privilege of early access to unreleased tarballs we ask
> the packagers to follow this rules:
> * Do not make the packages available to your users (even in development
> branches) before the official tarballs are announced
> * Report any compilation error you might find as soon as possible to the
> release team mailing list
> * Report any missing package or unpackaged dependency as soon as possible
> to the release team mailing list
> Reiterated failure to comply with this guidelines might end up in revocation
> of your special access to unreleased tarballs.
> I know the first point might be tricky for some distributions, I'm sincerely
> interested in knowing the opinion of the release team about packages of
> unreleased tarballs being available to the greater public before we make
> them public.
> I think that there are good and bad outcomes of that.
> * We get some *real* early testers out there and find if something fatal is
> * We lose some of the storm since we are "late" to our own release :D
> So it turns I'm undecided and don't know if we should un-tighthen the first
> point to something like
> * Do not make the packages available to your users (in stable or
> automatically suggested updates to stable versions) before the official
> tarballs are announced
Something I forgot to ask: Does anyone know if Gnome, Firefox, LibreOffice,
etc. have setups like ours (early access to unreleased packages to
distrbutions) and what they ask distributions in exchange?
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