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Re: [opensuse-factory] Release without a Release Manager
On 02/05/2014 02:45 AM, Marcus Moeller wrote:
Hi all,

I have read the current news on the openSUSE team and the plans to step
back from the development.

As pointed out by Wolfgang the team is stepping back from the release process for a certain amount of time.

In general, I don't see a big problem here, but one thing really makes
me a bit anxious: As Coolo is also part of the team, is it even possible
to release a new version of openSUSE without him?

At this point probably not that is correct. But there are two things to consider. First the openSUSE Team has committed to pick the release work back up and help get a 13.2 release out the door in November. Secondly there was no major movement of people pushing to stick with the 8 month release cycle and have a release in July.

Of those that spoke up a majority of people were OK with a 12 month release cycle. While we got to the 12 month cycle in kind of an ugly fashion, in the end those that do the work decide. There were few, if any, standing up to exclaim that we needed to have a release in July. Now we can argue over the potential reasons why people didn't stand up and make a push for a July release, but that is not necessarily going to help us.

From what I know for now, nobody except Coolo knows all the stuff that
is necessary for releng.

One option I could see is to setup a Release Team with members from the
Community and maybe someone from SUSE and do a hackweek together with
Coolo to instruct the team. So Coolo, if you read this, do you thing
that could be an option?

I think this is a great idea. Maybe we could even have a "release workshop" at oSC where in a 4 hour session people can pick up some skills. Coolo could put the workshop together and focus on areas that are most time consuming and where the most help is needed.

Coolo, CfP is open ;)


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