metronome mail for Bazaar 2.0 and 1.18

Martin Pool mbp at
Thu Aug 20 00:53:04 BST 2009

2009/8/20 Robbie Williamson <robbie at>:
>> Gary vdM pointed out this date for 2.0 will miss the Ubuntu Feature
>> Freeze.  If we can get 2a sufficiently good before 27th August, I'd
>> like to do a beta then which can give us a base for making any
>> bugfix-only updates that can get into Karmic without a freeze
>> exception.
> +1. Getting *something* in now is much more preferable.

OK, what I propose to do is:

Release 1.18final today to finish off the release branch and give a
stable release for people who don't want the 2.0 beta.

Also make a 2.0 release branch today, and release 2.0beta1 off the
start of that.  This release will have format 2a as the default,
because that is now the case in trunk.  We can then do further
bugfix-only landings onto the 2.0 branch, and make further betas.  I
would ask that Ubuntu ship the beta1 and then continue with the
following bugfix releases off that branch until they either hit a
deeper freeze or we feel no more fixes are needed, whichever happens

This is a divergence from what should be our regular schedule of
branching four weeks after the previous branch but in this case it
makes more sense to do it now.

I've looked at <> again
and while there are some IO-performance and other bugs we'd like to
fix before the final release, I don't think any are sufficiently
critical that it would be unacceptable for people to use this format
or this release.

Martin <>

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