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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <dennis.hamil...@acm.org>
Subject RE: Planning for emergency releases
Date Tue, 09 Aug 2016 15:29:49 GMT


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Patricia Shanahan [mailto:pats@acm.org]
> Sent: Monday, August 8, 2016 21:26
> To: dev@openoffice.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Planning for emergency releases
> 
> On 8/8/2016 11:14 AM, Marcus wrote:
> > Am 08/08/2016 07:28 PM, schrieb Andrea Pescetti:
> >> On 07/08/2016 Marcus wrote:
> >>> Maybe we are not that far aways from each other. What I want to to
> avoid
> >>> is to provide hundreads of MBs for a single fix. Of course we can do
> a
> >>> 4.1.3 with some collected fixes. As I don't know what is coming in
> the
> >>> future I would not love to see another 4.1.4, 4.1.5, 4.1.6, etc.
> when
> >>> the calendar is still showing 2016. ;-)
> >>
> >> The right trade-off would be between two and three releases a year
> >> (including maintenance releases).
> >>
> >> Based on history, we've never been -and we are not- in a "release now
> >> since there is a known critical exploit circulating", so the
> "emergency
> >> release" is not likely to happen often.
> >>
> >> It will be enough to be in a permanent "ready to release" mode (where
> >> work is still mostly on the infrastructure side, the rest is OK) and
> use
> >> this readiness to ship emergency releases in the unlikely case we
> need
> >> one, and a few maintenance/feature releases from time to time.
> >
> > it seems we have the same wish with regard to releases. We can just
> hope
> > that this can come true.
> >
> 
> +1 on "ready to release" mode. However, rather than just hoping it can
> come true, I would like to work on a plan to make it come true.
[orcmid] 

++1 on that [;<).  Having a path to this and actionable practical steps will be great.
 

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