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From Marlon Pierce <marpi...@iu.edu>
Subject Re: [VOTE] 6 week release cycle
Date Wed, 10 Apr 2013 14:38:03 GMT
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+1

On 4/10/13 9:33 AM, Saminda Wijeratne wrote:
> +1.
> 
> Quick release cycles is good to stabilize new features. Perhaps
> further we can make 6 weeks the upper limit so that we can go for
> shorter release cycles if needed.
> 
> 
> On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 8:13 AM, Suresh Marru <smarru@apache.org>
> wrote:
> 
>> Hi All,
>> 
>> While drafting the board report I realized we are delaying our
>> releases by a long time. Our last release was in early january.
>> We are slowly moving from 2 months to 3 to 4 months. As soon as
>> 0.7 release is done, can we please consider my proposal below and
>> follow a strict 6 week cycle. Any delay, lets properly justify
>> and take exception. Since i did not see any objections before, I
>> will call upon a vote.
>> 
>> + 1 I agree 6 week release discipline will be good + 0 I do not
>> have an opinion on this topic -1 I do not agree because …..
>> 
>> Cheers, Suresh
>> 
>> On Jan 22, 2013, at 9:47 AM, Suresh Marru <smarru@apache.org>
>> wrote:
>> 
>>> Hi All,
>>> 
>>> As the RM for the first 5 release I have set a bad example on
>>> the
>> release process which I would like to request all of us to
>> consider fixing it. We have a very reasonable high commit
>> activity but we are lagging behind on releases and feeling little
>> disorganized. On a good side we are using JIRA efficiently to
>> capture all issues but we are not using them effectively to plan
>> releases (thanks Ate for the wake up call).
>>> 
>>> How about we take our agile philosophy [1] literally ? Here is
>>> a plan I
>> propose for the releases:
>>> 
>>> * Follow a strict 6-week release cycle? We can take exceptions
>>> but they
>> have to be well justified.
>>> 
>>> * 2 weeks JIRA-a-Thon: identify the release features: ** To
>>> focus on quality then quantity, focus on only one or two major
>> features (created as epics or stories)
>>> ** call out for a virtual  to get all get all tasks related to
>>> the next
>> release into jira (or tag existing ones to to the release
>> version)
>>> ** this the time for the community to respond and make specific
>>> requests
>> if they have a burning feature they would like to see in the next
>> release
>>> ** free new feature jira tagging to the next release **
>>> advertise the next release notes (there may be more bug fixes
>>> added
>> later)
>>> 
>>> * 2 weeks Hack-a-Thon: Run through all the development (added
>>> to the 2
>> weeks of parallel development which happens during JIRA-a-Thon)
>>> ** address any deferred issues from previous release ** bug
>>> fixes coming through from previous releases ** feature/bug fix
>>> freeze ** defer any un-finished issues to next release
>>> 
>>> *1 week Test-a-Thon: Integrations and testing on trunk and 1
>>> RC ** The RC testing among other random testings will need to
>>> ensure all
>> advertised release features/bug fixes are properly tested
>>> ** improve documentation along with creating release specific
>> documentation
>>> 
>>> * 1 week Release-a-Thon: Fix RC issues, and iterating over and
>>> making a
>> release (if all goes well)
>>> 
>>> Spin the cycle
>>> 
>>> applauses, grievances, yellings, welcome !!
>>> 
>>> Cheers, Suresh
>>> 
>>> [1] - http://airavata.apache.org/development/roadmap.html
>>> 
>>> 
>> 
>> 
> 
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