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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-10-27 09:00:44

At 07:35 AM 10/26/02, David Abrahams wrote:
>"Jeff Garland" <jeff_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> > > So I think we are in agreement that the current release procedure
>> > > could be improved....
>> >
>> > I hope we also agree on a specific way to improve it.
>> > Do we?
>> Let's see:
>> 1) You have convinced me that we should be merging out to
>> the release candidate instead of into the main, so that's
>> one change.
>> 2) We will need to make sure that regression tests are
>> frequently run on the main during the release period as
>> well as on the release candidate branch.
>> 3) Any fixes made on the release candidate branch to
>> fix regression problems not detectible on the main
>> branch -- say because the main is broken for some reason --
>> should be merged immediately to the main. This should
>> be very rare.
>> How's that?
>I'm happy with all of that. I think #2 can be slightly de-emphasized
>(but only slightly): the main trunk naturally gets a lot more testing
>than the RC branch because developers are using it.

I'm happy with it too. Jeff, please go ahead and change the release
procedure docs.



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