[openstack-dev] [all] [stable] No longer doing stable point releases

Ihar Hrachyshka ihrachys at redhat.com
Tue Jun 16 08:59:28 UTC 2015

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On 06/15/2015 11:24 PM, Thomas Goirand wrote:
> On 06/15/2015 05:19 PM, Ian Cordasco wrote:
>> On 6/15/15, 09:24, "Thomas Goirand" <zigo at debian.org> wrote:
>>> On 06/08/2015 01:55 PM, Kuvaja, Erno wrote:
>>>> One thing I like about plan D is that it would give also
>>>> indicator how much the stable branch has moved in each
>>>> individual project.
>>> The only indication you will get is how many patches it has. I
>>> fail to see how this is valuable information. No info on how
>>> important they are or anything of this kind, which is a way
>>> more important.
>>> Thomas
>> Are you implying that stable point releases as they exist today
>> provide importance? How is that case?
> I'm just replying to Kuvaja, Erno, who pretends that plan D will
> give "indicator how much the stable branch has moved in". My answer
> is: not it wont. Maybe there was lots of cosmetic patches (like
> typos, man page, or who knows...). The number of patch is an
> indication of ... nothing, really!
> The only way to have indications is release notes. Since it looks
> like there's not enough resources to write them, we're giving up on
> them. It's really a shame, because I'm sure it was valuable for our
> users.

Proper estimation of available resources is not a shame, it's realistic.

If you have resources to spare on actually maintaining stable branches
and release process around them, you're always welcome to join the
effort. For now, I see you are comfortable in your position of a
consumer of deliverables. That's fine, but also keep in mind you get
what you pay.

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