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Subject: Re: I suggest we postpone release 14 days

Re: I suggest we postpone release 14 days

From: Jonathan Gordon <jdgordy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2009 23:19:36 -0800

2009/12/9 Daniel Stenberg <daniel_at_haxx.se>:
> Hi
>
> If we'd stick to the schedule with a release on the 23rd, we'd freeze now.
>
> I propose we instead make the freeze on the 23rd and instead work on fixing
> things more until then. My reasons for this:
>
> 1 - because it is xmas times then and I think a release is messy as it is
> and lots of people rather do other things than worry about the release at
> that point
>
> 2 - because several pretty largish changes have recently been committed that
> I think will appreciate getting slightly longer time to settle before we can
> consider them release-worthy.
>
> Anyone against?
>
> --
>
>  / daniel.haxx.se
>

Stepping into the lions den here a bit...

Right now we are sitting on 299 open bugs and 451 patches which is
getting disturbingly high (I think I remember being at about 200 bugs
last release.) I'm still in favour of releasing around the 23rd but
I'd like to get some discussion on how much we care about
bugs/patches, and what the big issues in SVN are that prompted the
delay.
I know the whole OSS attitude is "find an itch and scratch it" but
personally I wouldn't mind some direction to try cutting that bug
count down.

Of those 299 bugs, 115 are over a year old, and very probably
invalid/out of date or fixed. It's a worse story with the patches
(with many open but out right refused to add to out dated/invalid).

So here is my request.

If you have a couple of minutes spare, head over to the tracker and
see about closing old bugs, try to repro bugs and close if you cant,
chat on IRC about bugs, and above all, set the "Due in Version" to
"next release" and/or set the priority to high if you think its a show
stopper bug for the release. (If you want to help but don't have
access rights on the tracker then come on IRC or reply to the weekly
tracker email)

Jonathan
Received on 2009-12-15


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