tags in bzr.dev

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Tue Jun 23 04:48:20 BST 2009

Maritza Mendez writes:

 > That makes sense.  In fact, tagging before testing would be just plain wrong
 > imho.
 > But should not tagging be done before (1 second or 1 hour, whatever) before
 > the release is announced?
 > What I am suggesting is based on my experience where tagging is a required
 > step in the release process rules.

FWIW, I agree with everything Maritza says.  This doesn't prevent
brown-bag releases, but it certainly reduces them.

 > But for the bzr community maybe it is ok to tell people to roll
 > back if they don't like the latest release.

IMHO, it's not acceptable to forego testing before release, and IMHO,
publishing a tag or announcing availability *is* a release, with or
without tarballs, ISOs, or pieces of chrome-plated plastic.

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