[OpenLayers-Dev] start release procedure

Tim Schaub tschaub at opengeo.org
Wed Mar 24 19:14:13 EDT 2010

Bart van den Eijnden wrote:
> Ah right, I just got it now, that you are referring to the
> maintenance release without RC cycle that was brought up by Tim a
> while back.
> Not sure what would be the proper way to handle this right now,
> should the PSC vote on that as well? I.e. the type of release?

I don't think we need to vote on a new release procedure at this point. 
  The current guidelines [1] don't actually get very specific about what 
tickets need to be fixed during the release candidate cycle.

I would suggest that it has always been up to the release manager to 
decide what tickets to bump and what tickets to fix in a release 
candidate.  The strong convention is to only bump tickets that can be 
shown *not* to be regressions.  However, the release procedure document 
says nothing about this.

So, I think putting out a release candidate makes sense.  We want folks 
to test it.  If we get some bug reports, it is up to you, Bart, to 
decide whether or not we should fix them and propose another release 
candidate.  The time we wait between two candidates is also up to you. 
The PSC can always vote against the final if they really want another 

I think we're all in favor of getting out a release fairly soon.  And 
nobody wants it to be buggy :)


[1] http://trac.openlayers.org/wiki/Release/Procedure

> Best regards, Bart
> On Mar 24, 2010, at 9:09 AM, Bart van den Eijnden wrote:
>> Hi Eric,
>> I was planning on an RC cycle, since that is part of the release
>> procedure. It does not seem optional there.
>> Best regards, Bart
>> On Mar 24, 2010, at 8:31 AM, Eric Lemoine wrote:
>>> On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 7:57 PM, Bart van den Eijnden
>>> <bartvde at osgis.nl> wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> with all the "milestone 2.9" tickets now closed, I'd like to
>>>> start the release procedure (as documented in [*]).
>>>> Are PSC members ok with that? Please vote. As always everyone
>>>> is invited to give opinion.
>>>> Thanks, Bart
>>>> [*] <http://trac.openlayers.org/wiki/Release/Procedure
>>> I can't remember if we've discussed that: will there be a Release
>>>  Candidate cycle?
>>> Thanks,
>>> -- Eric Lemoine
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