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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-07-15 09:13:24

Emil Dotchevski wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 3:33 PM, Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> These weren't my personal decisions. They were discussed at length over a
>> long period of time to try to overcome the problems of the approach used
>> prior to 1.35.0. I doubt you will find much support for going back to the
>> old "wild west" trunk and then branch approach. It just didn't work for
>> Boost.
> I did not participate in the previous discussion and I'm sure there
> are good reasons behind the current system, but it can be argued that
> the new approach doesn't work very well either.

 From my standpoint, it is working a lot better than the old system.

While the release process may seem chaotic at the moment, this is only
the second time we have used the new approach and it is already much
smoother than with the first release using the new approach. It looks
like we are actually going to get a release out fairly close to when it
was scheduled to go out!

The release team is still making improvements as we go along, too, and
that should help with future releases. The time we took last release to
make many reliability, reporting, snapshot, and other changes is already
paying big dividends. This time we should come out of the release with
better release management documentation, still more QA tools, and better


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