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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-08-20 13:47:46

Daniel Wallin wrote:
> Sebastian Redl wrote:
>> Daniel Wallin wrote:
>>> Beman Dawes wrote:
>>>> Although it does look like we will be able to hold to a quarterly
>>>> release schedule, it is really doubtful we have enough resources to
>>>> issue point releases.
>>> I'm not really up to speed on the release process, but it seems to me
>>> getting a point release out should be significantly easier than a major
>>> release. What's the real difference between what you've outlined below
>>> and providing a point release? We'd still need to branch off the
>>> release, and we'd still need to run tests to make sure no broken fixes
>>> go out, don't we?
>> I believe test resources are the bottleneck here.


> It that's the case then that problem won't go away by releasing patches
> rather than point releases; they still need testing.

But the patch testing occurs on trunk and branches/release. We are
already testing those, so no additional testing, reporting, or admin
effort is required.


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