Fedora Release Engineering Meeting Recap 2008-11-24
On Wed, 2008-11-26 at 06:53 +0100, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> On 25.11.2008 21:17, John Poelstra wrote:
> > [...]
> > * f13: one thing I was toying with is when we branch and freeze, making
> > the development/ path continue on with say F12 content, and start
> > publishing the F11 content to releases/11/Everything/
> Not the first time that idea comes up -- but I really think something
> like that is way overdue, as getting most of our development to a halt
> for 28 days seems bad as that together with the other freezes beforehand
> is more than 1/6 of the time a development cycle has.
> So +1 to this.
My continued main concern with this though is fracturing the testing
pool, and not capturing enough eyes/minds on the frozen content for the
release. The sad fact of many releases is that many people seem to not
start looking at overall polish and bugfixing until the final freeze is
hit. They treat the final freeze as the last development day and expect
to have time after that to do bugfixing. Combining that with taking
users away from the QA on those frozen bits could lead to an even worse
release. So I think there are two problems to solve there.
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