[racket-dev] Release branch timing (was: plea ...)

From: Eli Barzilay (eli at barzilay.org)
Date: Fri Oct 7 21:27:51 EDT 2011

Just now, Robby Findler wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 8:21 PM, Eli Barzilay <eli at barzilay.org> wrote:
> > Two hours ago, Robby Findler wrote:
> >> On Friday, October 7, 2011, Eli Barzilay <eli at barzilay.org> wrote:
> >> > The whole point of starting the branch early is that it should *not*
> >> > be a factor in the decision whether something gets in or not.
> >>
> >> Are you saying this should not go in?
> >
> > Not at all.  I'm only saying that the actual time that the branch is
> > created should not be a factor in deciding whether something goes in
> > or not.  There should be some caution because the release is close, so
> > the existence of the release branch and the explicit requests to merge
> > things in should serve as a general reminder, making people focus more
> > on getting things stable, but it's not more than that.  Specifically,
> > my intention was not to change what goes into the release, and even if
> > we switched to create the release branch for 5.2 to be two days
> > earlier or two days later, I would expect roughly the same contents to
> > go into the release.
> >
> > (And this is in contrast to the previous last-minute-branch-creation,
> > where such changes *would* usually lead to different contents -- so a
> > good way to summarize the intention in the longer release-branch
> > lifetime is to avoid just such changes.)
> >
> > In any case, I get the feeling that this is not very clear from the
> > revised release procedure page -- maybe I should try to make a post
> > that clarifies things again?
> Yes, I think I understand all that, and I don't see why this thread
> triggered that alarm bell in your mind. I just meant that since the
> release branch wasn't created yet, that that change was going in by
> default.

Then I misunderstood the "since" in your post.  (Since I did the above
I'm just careful of any seeing connections between the random time the
branch is created and what goes in.)

          ((lambda (x) (x x)) (lambda (x) (x x)))          Eli Barzilay:
                    http://barzilay.org/                   Maze is Life!

Posted on the dev mailing list.