Feature Freeze and bug fix releases

Stefan Potyra stefan.potyra at informatik.uni-erlangen.de
Thu Feb 14 17:17:10 GMT 2008


Am Donnerstag, 14. Februar 2008 18:05 schrieb Scott Kitterman:
> We no longer have upstream version freeze, we have feature freeze, so I
> wonder about upstream releases that just have bug fixes.  IIRC when the new
> freeze structure was created there was some discussion about this.
> Speaking for myself (not as part of motu-release, because we haven't
> discussed it), I think we generally want bug fix releases for a while. 
> Here is my proposal:
> Up through Alpha 6, if a MOTU believes upload of a new upstream release
> that just has bug fixes in it is warranted, they may upload it.  File a bug
> in LP with the upstream change log entries in it and mark it fix released
> when the upload is done to document that it was bug fix only.  If you have
> doubts about if something qualifies, check with a member of motu-release
> (or subscribe motu-release to the bug) and if one person from motu-release
> agrees it's a bug fix update, you're good for upload.
> Comments?

Excellent proposal! I'm all for it.

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