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Subject: Re: I suggest we postpone release 14 days

Re: I suggest we postpone release 14 days

From: Karl Kurbjun <>
Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2009 22:20:28 -0700

Are we accepting any new themes in the main rockbox build? With rockbox
util and the themes page I do not think it makes sense to include any
further themes in SVN unless we decide that a new default is needed (that
works on all of the targets). The reason I bring this up is because of
tasks like this:
I think it should be closed.


On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 10:16 AM, Jonathan Gordon <> wrote:

> 2009/12/14 Jonathan Gordon <>:
> > 2009/12/9 Daniel Stenberg <>:
> > 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 invalid/out of date or fixed.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
> >
> I had 2 intentions with this email. 1 was to try getting some flyspray
> cleanup happening which I think is very slowly starting....
> The other was to get some discussion on how bad things are looking for
> the release. One of the reaosns for postponing was becuase we thought
> that the current code isnt up to scratch, but to my knowledge there
> has been no talk about what needs fixing and what bugs we are happy to
> sit on the tracker.
> Anyone want to comment?
> Jonathan
Received on 2009-12-18

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