[Qgis-developer] Requesting bug fix extension through weekend

Bo Victor Thomsen bo.victor.thomsen at gmail.com
Fri Feb 21 06:02:24 PST 2014

I'm going on holiday for the next week. Maybe we kan discuss this 
subject further after my holiday. And for others on list - sorry for the 

Bo Victor Thomsen

Den 21-02-2014 12:59, Sandro Santilli skrev:
> On Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 12:39:04PM +0100, Paolo Cavallini wrote:
>> Il 21/02/2014 12:32, Bo Victor Thomsen ha scritto:
>>> What kind of resources are we talking about ? Maintainer duties, developer resources,
>>> Sponsor money ? And how much ?
>>> I might possibly be able to get some of my customers to "cough up some cash" for a
>>> stable branch.
>> That's good news! Either developer time or money would do.
>> An estimate will strongly depend on who could take care of it.
> Just to add some background info about "taking care" of a stable
> branch:
> There have been 14 commits between tags "final-2_0_0" and "final-2_0_1".
> The download page makes you download 2.0.1.
> There are 42 commits between tag "final-2_0_1" and current tip of
> the "release-2_0" branch, but no final "2.0.2" release exists.
> Latest commit in the branch was on Mon Feb 3 15:25:35 2014 +0100,
> that is 18 days ago (2.5 weeks).
> I think "taking care of stable releases" would be first of all setting
> some rules about when a new stable release is due. I think this would be
> the duty of the release manager. My proposal was to "cut" a new release
> after some days (or weeks) of inactivity since last commit. For example
> if it is after 2 weeks, we would be ready to cut a 2.0.2 right now.
> Once rules are setup, we'd need:
>   1. Someone to execute the "cutting" rule (ie: go throught the process
>      of closing a final version when it is due).
>   2. Someone to guard after what activity is allowed or not allowed
>      in the stable branch.
>   3. Any number of developers backporting bugfixes to the stable branch.
> The first task could be delivered on-demand.
> The second task would be best covered by a "maintainer role".
> The third task could be taken care of by anyone.
> --strk;
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