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Month: January 2012

Re: [trinity-users] Let's end this kind of review

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 17:22:58 -0600
> On Tuesday 17 January 2012 05:29:33 pm Darrell Anderson wrote:
>> Article:
>> End of the first page:
>> "...Because maintaining and updating the code is a huge effort, and the
>> development team is small, TDE does suffer from more bugs than you may
>> be
>> used to...."
>> Our release date goal is May 2012, but let's not release R14.0.0 unless
>> all
>> significant blocker, critical, and major bugs are resolved. :)
>> I would like to ask that we consider point releases when serious bugs
>> need
>> to be backported to a current release. For example, when we need to
>> release
>> R14.0.1 then we build and release new packages. I don't think any of us
>> have been doing that.
>> Just thinking out loud....
>> Darrell
> Just replying out loud.....
> I can see that some of the comment from datamation maybe is waranted.
> For me the fustration is building a package from git repo say tdebase on a
> monday then working on several other packages and then update the local
> git
> repo rebuilding tdebase on friday results in tdebase not building at all.
> Possibility due to a commit/patch/update in the source.  I have since
> abandoned building from git and only use the 3.5.13 tarballs which have
> worked well for me.
> My question is before a commit is made does whoever
> changed/updated/patched/crunched/mutilated the code, first see if it
> builds
> without barfing/puking then do the commit?

Usually, yes.  However please remember that GIT is unstable in the middle
of the development cycle, and that this is *typical* for most projects,
FOSS or otherwise.

I have mentioned before that a list of backported patches should be
maintained on the Etherpad.  Francois Androit has done an excellent job of
keeping the RHEL packages updated with backported patches, sadly I am not
able to keep up with patching Debian/Ubuntu packages.  Help would be
appreciated on this front!

R14.0.0 is supposed to be a bugfix release.  We have already closed out a
lot of bugs on the tracker, so let's keep the patches and fixes rolling