metronome mail for Bazaar 2.0 and 1.18

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at
Thu Aug 20 12:50:09 BST 2009

On Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 09:53:04AM +1000, Martin Pool wrote:

> 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
> first.

> 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.

On Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 11:11:36AM +1000, Martin Pool wrote:
> After talking to Robert, Ian, and Andrew I'm going to amend this a bit:

> 1.18final today.

> Branch 2.0 today too, so that any changes that aren't bug fixes can
> land to trunk, but 2.0 will stabilize.

> 2.0beta1 early next week, so that there is a 2.0 in Karmic before the
> feature freeze, and we'll then deliver only bug fixes leading up to
> and beyond their release.

Do you anticipate the 2.0 final release being available before the Ubuntu
9.10 final release, or are you asking for an SRU policy exception to let 2.0
be published to karmic-updates?

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