2.4.1 Release Schedule

Etan Reisner pidgin at unreliablesource.net
Mon Mar 24 23:08:31 EDT 2008

On Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 09:12:31PM -0400, Stu Tomlinson wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-03-24 at 17:09 -0400, Luke Schierer wrote:
> > Someone in devel at c.p.i suggested we release tomorrow or the day after,
> > and then release 2.4.3 after a more "normal" string freeze regardless of
> > any changes or lack there of.  its a micro release, so no real reason
> > not to release really frequently.  If we are worried about regressions,
> > we could even branch 2.4.x off so that head could be 2.5.x, and declare
> > 2.4.x bug fixes only.
> I would prefer that we announce a string freeze now, an make a proper
> release, instead of this. Translations updates should not be counted as
> a 2nd class citizen to code updates. And releases have a non-zero cost
> in terms of time.
> Regards,
> Stu.

Actually my take on this was quite the opposite, I was fervently hoping
that nothing would change between the release 2.4.1 and the time for a
2.4.2 *other* than translation updates so that we could both attempt to
quicken our release schedule again as well as indicate that we consider
translation updates important enough for a real release.

Are there things we can do to make the release process easier and quicker?
I confess to being entirely oblivious as to what exactly goes in to
creating a pidgin release but I think that a large reason of why we are
loathe to release early and release often is that the effort involved in
the release process is non-trivial for at least a couple of us.

I'm not wedded to my suggestion as reported above it just seemed like a
good way to get 2.4.1 out the door as quickly as possible while
simultaneously attempting to jumpstart the process of ironing out what
bugs might remain in the input area, without negatively affecting the
translation percentages (a statistic I believe a number of our translators
and users are proud of and accustomed to).


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