[RFC] 0.17 themes and objectives

Martin Pool mbp at sourcefrog.net
Thu May 24 10:05:54 BST 2007

On 5/23/07, Ian Clatworthy <ian.clatworthy at internode.on.net> wrote:
> Hi,
> At the London sprint, I was given the short straw - or honour depending
> on your viewpoint :-) - of being Release Manager for 0.17. As many of
> you know, I feel pretty strongly about regular releases which suggests
> 0.17 ought to released (after a Release Candidate or two) in early June.
> But I'm also very aware that every release involves some overhead. In
> particular, I'm talking about the overhead adopters have in deciding if
> and when to upgrade. (There is also overhead on the core and plugin
> packaging side but we are far fewer than the user base.)
> Looking over NEWS and bundlebuggy, I don't see a lot of reasons so far
> for adopters to want to upgrade to 0.17, assuming we packaged a Release
> Candidate soon. That's OK - there doesn't need to be a lot of reasons
> but there does need to be a *few themes* to any release: particular new
> features, higher quality, faster performance, whatever.
> I'd therefore like to openly ask contributors about what they hope to
> land for 0.17. I'm happy for 0.17 to simply be a faster and better
> quality 0.16 if there are key issues addressed. I'm also happy for it to
> be more than that if time and risk permits.
> Please speak up and let me know what you'd like to see 0.17 be and what
> time you need to realise those objectives.

(Sorry to hear about your horrible flight.)

I think there are some useful regression fixes, including the dirstate
commit fix, and we should do a release on the regular schedule.

Personally I will be on holiday still next week and so will probably
not land anything substantial.


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