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Subject: Re: [boost] [V1.46][Spirit] request for late minute changes to release branch
From: Vladimir Prus (vladimir_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-01-25 01:58:35

On Tuesday, January 25, 2011 04:05:22 Eric Niebler wrote:
> On 1/25/2011 12:09 AM, Hartmut Kaiser wrote:
> > Eric Niebler wrote:
> >> Sorry, no. We have a way to avoid changing build files just before
> >> release. Let's take it.
> >
> > Well, it's too late for that. You said to react quickly as the beta is to
> > go out today (Monday) and none of the release managers has gotten back
> > to us before yesterday (late) evening. As we needed to decide in a
> > timely fashion, we pulled utree completely from the release branch only.
> >
> > All tests (those, which caught up) are green, which makes me believe we
> > did the right thing.
> (cc'ing the other release managers)
> Hartmut, you had your answer from the release managers, and you had it
> in a timely fashion: pull the docs and poison the broken headers. But
> you didn't like the answer, so you asked, "Really?" And when you still
> didn't hear the answer you wanted, you went ahead and made your changes
> anyway. This is a serious breach of protocol. We can't have people
> making the changes that make them feel good willy-nilly just before a
> release. C'mon, you know better than this. Please don't do that again,
> or your changes will be reverted.
> Release managers: our process should include a way to physically lock
> down the release branch at the cut-off date.

That's actually straight-forward to do:

(1) give me ssh access to svn server
(2) there's no (2)

Another alternative is having Rene be subsribed to Google Calendar
notifications and disable commits himself ;-)

- Volodya

Vladimir Prus
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