Release management thoughts for Dapper Drake

Jeff Waugh jeff.waugh at
Sat Oct 15 13:14:38 CDT 2005

<quote who="Ruben Vermeersch">

> > We have a slightly different goal for this release, so we get to think
> > about the problem slightly differently. I am sure we will update much of
> > what we ship, but we will do it 100% *knowingly* in each case, instead
> > of just being hammered by the general churn.
> Does this also mean that there will be no huge breakages etc, in other
> words: the dapper working branch will be a much safer place then the
> breezy branch. Making sure it doesn't break (too much) right from the
> start sounds like a great way to attract more testers.
> Is this what's intended?

Not entirely - but given that we are less focused on pushing new stuff into
the tree, it's less likely that we'll have awkward transitions, so this may
be a side-effect. But, don't count on it. :-)

- Jeff

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