On 17/08/2012, at 1:31 PM, Ewan Mellor <Ewan...@eu.citrix.com> wrote:
From: Brett Porter [mailto:bre...@porterclan.net] On Behalf Of Brett Porter
Sent: 16 August 2012 20:26
Subject: Re: Release plan update
On 17/08/2012, at 12:40 PM, Ewan Mellor <Ewan...@eu.citrix.com>
Stability and bugfix work: Now - Friday 31 August.
First release candidate build: Friday 31 August.
This is just my $A0.02 as someone that cares a lot about release automation...
take it for what it is worth, since I'm not doing the work :)
Given release candidates are not distributed, official releases, would you
consider an earlier one that may have some known issues, but is ready
enough to test that your release mechanism works?
Having something concrete that says "this is what our release will look like,
once the following things are complete" that can start to be reviewed from
an incubator release point of view could parallelise something that often
takes a bit of time going back and forth.
I've got two weeks between First release candidate build and Final release candidate. Are you saying that the incubator review needs even more time than this?
I don't think so, especially given the work done with RAT, etc. already - but the first release on new infra and under new processes can always have unforeseen things that need to be addressed. If you can get them out of the way sooner, even while upgrade paths and system testing are being done, it would reduce the risk of it taking longer.