Re: TARBALLS DUE: Snapshot, Deep Freeze, But No Release Candidate

jacob berkman <jacob ximian com> writes:

> On Sun, 2002-06-02 at 12:21, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > Tarballs are due for this week's snapshot, formerly known as "Release
> > Candidate 1". We have 9 release critical bugs [1] left to squash, so the release
> > team has opted to push the release candidate back by one week.
> > 
> >  *** However, the final release and deep freeze dates HAVE NOT CHANGED! ***
> > 
> > As of Monday, no code changes should be committed to shipping modules [2]
> > unless directly related to fixing these 9 bugs.
> to prevent disaster, i really think we need to branch all the modules
> for gnome 2.0.0 after this freeze point, so that only fixes for these 9
> bugs go in.
> since we (ximian/sun/[probably red hat]) are still working on 2.0.1 bug
> fixing, i'd say HEAD be open for 2.0.1 fixes rather than for 2.x.y
> hacking.
> if this freeze is happening tomorrow, then we need to reach a consensus
> on this quickly.

I'd really suggest that it would be better to do the 2.0.1 work on
a branch; it's just a whole lot simpler if you don't have to merge
the "development" branch onto HEAD at some point, and create
a new -2-0 branch.

If vbs/jhbuild are updated appropriately, it shouldn't be hard
to keep it easy to work on 2.0.x bug fixing.


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