Re: [G2R] Re: gtk+ 2.0.4 release?

Actually I don't see why we any module that already has had a stable
release (be it libxml, gtk+, audiofile,esd or something else) should
need to follow some freeze guidelines. If there is a new release of the
package out that the release team don't feel is properly tested I think
they can just say that the previous stable release of that particular is
'the GNOME 2.0.0 release' version of that package. The whole point of
the freeze guidelines/process IMHO is to get out a stable version of
each library in the GNOME development plattform. Once this milestone is
reached I don't see why maintainers should not be allowed to move
forward at their own pace. 


On Wed, 2002-06-12 at 16:53, Owen Taylor wrote:
> Michael Meeks <michael ximian com> writes:
> > Hi Owen,
> > 
> > On Tue, 2002-06-11 at 20:26, Owen Taylor wrote:
> > > It simply doesn't make sense for me to do a GTK+ release without
> > >  
> > >  a) Spending at least a few hours looking at bugzilla for 
> > >     critical stuff.
> > 
> > 	Which reminds me ... it looks[1] like Gtk+ is not complying with the
> > freeze guidelines, which are that anything committed to the branch
> > intended for gnome 2.0.0 must be approved first by the release team.
> > 
> > 	My feeling is that not understanding how frustrating it is having to go
> > through the release team before committing anything, leads to a
> > difference of opinion as to our future branching strategy as well (
> > incidentally ).
> > 
> > 	So - anyway, can you confirm that the gtk+ team is aware of the freeze
> > and abiding by it ? or is there some special dispensation I'm un-aware
> > of for you.
> Well, honestly, I've never really inquired as to whether the freeze
> procedure covers GTK+ or not, because I don't think it's useful to ask
> questions when you are going to ignore the answer.
> I simply don't have time for doing a lot of extra steps; the effect
> would simply be that the release team would be left with GTK+-2.0.3.
> Is GTK+ (and associated modules) essentially different from other
> modules? Probably not; though there are differences:
>  - It's big
>  - It has no external GNOME dependencies.
>  - We branched and froze months earlier than any other part of the GNOME release.
>  - We are putting potentially destabilizing stuff on HEAD not on the
>    2.0.x branch.
> But I'm not arguing that GTK+ is different, or that the freeze
> procedures are bad; my position is just that I barely have time to do
> the standard (extensive) GTK+ release procedures.
> Regards,
>                                         Owen
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