Re: Preliminary Gnome 2.14 Schedule

On Wed, September 21, 2005 14:36, Paul Drain wrote:
>> There are some specific issues I'd like to address:
>>   - In past releases, we did not specify an exact time when tarballs
>> were due nor when
>>     freezes began.  This ended up causing some misunderstandings, cut
>> down on testing
>>     time, and made it harder for release-oriented projects (e.g. live
>> cd, garnome).  So I'd like
>>     to make this precise.
> This would be great. One of the biggest issues a project like GARNOME
> has is the time it takes to run up a full testing platform on a box --
> In 2.8.x, 2.10.x and 2.12.0, tarballs kept arriving on
> right up until the release notes were published, which made it hard to
> get something that matched the released code out at the exact moment
> upstream was ready to go.
> If someone was to say, "$(time) UTC on $(date) is the cut-off" -- it
> means the 'core GARNOMEies' who assist in it's development can say
> 'there are X hours to compile everything, work around any last minute
> glitches and write some release notes' -- and the whole process becomes
> much easier from a maintainer POV.

Note that the release team also compiles everything and verifies that
everything is working okay before the release happens :-) So it will
make the process easier for everyone. Except for the maintainers. This
is why Elijah is asking if it's okay for everyone, I suppose ;-)


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