On 6 July 2011 13:42, Larry Finger <Larry.Finger(a)lwfinger.net> wrote:
This is a request for changing the name of the MS6
release to Beta.
The TCT considered several possible changes to entice earlier and broader
testing. The schedule does not have much flexibility to increase the time
between the RC1 and GM releases, thus we probably need to indulge in some
'social engineering' to get earlier testing. We could change from 6
Milestone and 2 RC releases to 5 and 3, respectively, without tampering with
the total time. Alternatively, we could rename from MS6 to Beta. The TCT
favors the latter option.
Having been someone who "noticed" RC1 releases then found it was too
late to have bug fixes integrated in GM, I think that is very
sensible. Hopefully with Tumbleweed & great availability of fresher
"stable" and "Head" kernels from repo, the relatively good quality of
12.1 M2 is achievable.
What impact does it have though on deadlines for key projects like
systemd, which now require definition & implementation of other
changes to port our system start up logic from innserv(8)?
If nothing much happens in August, then there's only really a few
weeks development time left, even though GM seems almost like "next
year"! Whilst really loving quality releases, I would not want
unintended consequences affecting a key project for 12.1, which is
likely on the "critical path" already.
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