[openstack-dev] [release] [pbr] semver on master branches after RC WAS Re: How do I calculate the semantic version prior to a release?

Doug Hellmann doug at doughellmann.com
Fri Mar 25 12:47:59 UTC 2016

Excerpts from David Moreau Simard's message of 2016-03-24 16:56:55 -0400:
> On Thu, Mar 24, 2016 at 1:58 PM, Doug Hellmann <doug at doughellmann.com> wrote:
> > Let's turn the question around: Why do you (or anyone) want to
> > package things that are not tagged as releasable by the contributors
> > creating them? What are those packages used for?
> I know Ubuntu provides similar trunk repositories [1] but I'll reply
> to this specific bit from the RDO perspective.
> TL;DR:
> It's a lot of work to package OpenStack and we can't realistically
> ship quickly if we only start working once a stable release is done.
> Consumers (end users and deployment projects) of RDO packages have the
> same need - to keep up with trunk to do a stable release ASAP.
> The long version:
> RDO is first and foremost a community packaging effort of OpenStack
> for Red Hat based distributions.
> There are two main reasons why we keep up with trunk for packages
> throughout the whole cycle:

[good reasoning snipped]

OK, the reasons for having trunk packages built from untagged commits
make sense. As a consumer of those packages, how do I indicate that I
want Liberty vs. Mitaka vs. master?

[more snipped]

> At the risk of tooting my own horn a bit here, I went a bit more in
> depth into how RDO keeps up with trunk in a talk I've done recently
> [3] if you're interested.

Thanks, I'll put that in my watch queue.


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