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Subject: Re: [boost] Is it time for another bug sprint? (Post 1.45 release, I mean)
From: Eric Niebler (eric_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-10-27 14:01:33

On 10/27/2010 8:28 AM, Michael Caisse wrote:
> On 10/27/2010 04:56 AM, Jim Bell wrote:
>> Who are the release managers, and are they worrying about it? I'd love
>> to hear what they're thinking.
>> And I hope they're NOT thinking, "well, the calendar says 'release' so
>> here we go..."
>> Do they publish their thinking along the way?

You've heard my thoughts, so yes. :-)

> Eric Niebler who has been kindly engaging you is one of the release
> managers. It seems that he has patiently provided his point-of-view.

I am helped by Beman Dawes, who is the chief cat-herder, and Vladimir
Prus. There's one more release manager---Jeff Garland or Rene Rivera, I
forget which---who has been largely inactive as release manager.

> The
> release process has been greatly improved over the past year thanks to
> the hard work and dedication of the current managers. Is there room for
> improvement? Certainly, but let me suggest that you also familiarize
> yourself with how the process works and observe a release cycle. It will
> only be 3-month before the craziness starts again.
> You can find answers to some of your questions here:
> <>
> Looking at the dev mail list history will also give you a good idea of
> what occurs during a release and the efforts by the release team.

Thanks, Michael.

Eric Niebler
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