[GRASS-PSC] [GRASS-dev] RFC 4: Release procedure

Michael Barton Michael.Barton at asu.edu
Tue Mar 3 18:57:26 PST 2015

I agree.

C. Michael Barton
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Arizona State University

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> On Mar 3, 2015, at 6:55 PM, Helena Mitasova <hmitaso at ncsu.edu> wrote:
> I agree with the suggested modification by Moritz,
> Helena
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> On Mar 3, 2015, at 3:31 AM, Moritz Lennert wrote:
>> On 01/03/15 19:02, Markus Neteler wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> On Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 1:54 PM, Markus Neteler <neteler at osgeo.org> wrote:
>>>> On Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 3:39 AM, Scott Mitchell <smitch at me.com> wrote:
>>>>> Agreed, and I like Markus’ idea of testing it on an upcoming release.
>>>> (just a low priority comment here)
>>>> While doing so it turns out that one week between RC2 and final is a bit short.
>>>> And some urgent fixes came in only during the RC procedure. We need to
>>>> [add] a phrase if this requires a new RC (not this time though!) or not
>>>> or depends.
>>> Overall, we got the release out :-)
>>> Any opinions on above remaining issue?
>> I think that with time we will get better at this procedure and the one week limit should be ok, but I have no objections to add a phrase to step 6 such as
>> "A final, concerted bug squashing effort by all developers of no more than one week. During that same time the release announcement is drafted. If an important bug is discovered for which a fix needs some more testing, an RC3 can exceptionally be published, with another week of testing before final release."
>> Moritz
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