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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 17:33:53 -0600
>> I think one of the problems is manpower.I think we all
>> agree that SRU releases are good. Backporting bugs and such.
>> The problem is manpower.
>> Maintainers are however free to update their distros with
>> patches - instead of official SRU that would require
>> creating new tarballs and a whole hell of update related
>> issues.
>> Why doesn't someone ( maybe you :p) create a tarball of
>> all the patches to be applied. Then email it to the
>> different maintainers?
> First, I sent the message to the wrong list. Aargh! :(
> Second, the packagers are always the ones who release new packages. All we
> need is a decision, from Tim or as a team, that certain bug fixes are
> deemed sufficient to constitute a point release. After such a decision
> packagers will need to backport any related patches if they so desire. The
> problem is not manpower, just decisions. :)

Darrell is correct.  I would like to wait until Feb. 1st and see where the
TDE codebase is before deciding if a point release is a good idea.  If 
majority of the bugs have been fixed by then I would suggest moving up the
R14.0.0 release date and skipping the point release.  If not, a point
release will most likely be needed.

Packagers: you can help with this by maintaining a list on the Etherpad of
backported patches that have been included in your distributions' 3.5.13
packages.  This will make it easier for the TDE team to weigh the cost and
benefit of each patch when the point release decision is made.