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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-08-23 22:00:58

Rene Rivera wrote:
> I continue to read, and re-read the document... I put in the macro to
> show an outline since the page is getting long ;-)

Wow! That's really slick! Thanks! I had no idea such a feature was

> Beman Dawes wrote:
>> The Development and Release Practices trac wiki page has been updated.
>> See
> In the definitions there's the one for the prerequisite library
> <>.
> In reading that, and the places where it's mentioned, I think we can
> generalize that to "prerequisite component" to account for prerequisite
> tools. -- AFAIK most of the critical tools have accompanying tests now
> and hence we can put some guards against really bad things happening --
> Or add a "prerequisite tool" concept and some procedure for how those
> are handled differently from "prerequisite libraries".

For now, maybe just generalize to "prerequisite component". If you feel
inclined, go ahead an make the change. Otherwise I'll do it tomorrow. I
also want to expand the discussion of providing a stable development
environment. We can do better than the current wording indicates.

We will certainly want to continue updating the page as more comments
come in and we refine our process, but I'm feeling it is firm enough to
begin some of the next steps in parallel. In particular, now that we
have a pretty firm outline of what the overall process is going to look
like, I'd feel more comfortable asking for release manager volunteers.
More on that tomorrow.


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