[darcs-users] Co-Release management + feature alphas
ganesh at earth.li
Thu Oct 21 22:36:26 UTC 2010
On Sun, 17 Oct 2010, Florent Becker wrote:
> this is my self-nomination for being the next release manager, if i can
> get someone to be my assistant (or vice-versa).
I'll volunteer for that, on the understanding that we're not going to do
another proper release until mid 2011.
> As an almost-half-release manager, I'd like to propose that in between
> releases, whenever there's a significant user-visible change, we prepare
> an alpha release on hackage, so that we can advertise it and get some
> testers. Whether this is done by just releasing the current state of
> head or backporting the changes to the last stable will depend on:
> -maintainer motivation
> -feasability for that feature
> -date within the release cycle
> -phase of the moon
> -how the previous (if any) feature-alpha was made.
> Hopefully, this gets us even closer to release-early, realease-often,
> and makes it less frustrating to contribute features, especially if they
> end up being released in the second next version of darcs.
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