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From Alex Huang <Alex.Hu...@citrix.com>
Subject RE: [VOTE] CloudStack Release 4.0, first round
Date Fri, 05 Oct 2012 16:37:43 GMT
> Yes, you should call a vote expecting it to pass. Releases can't be vetoed, so it
> should be pretty serious objections to stop at that point.
> 
> For the mechanism beyond that, it can go either way - communities I've been
> involved in generally reach some consensus by testing RC labeled bundles
> before voting on the final release. I find this helpful because otherwise you
> get votes mixed in with issues and it can be hard to ascertain what the result
> really is.
> 
> I believe some others will vote earlier, and roll a new version number if the
> vote fails. These are typically mature projects that tend to have their votes
> succeed in most cases.
> 
> I would avoid rolling 4.0.0 multiple times, as that is likely to cause confusion
> about which is the real one.
> 
> Worth bearing in mind for the future too, you can certainly release
> something and label it alpha/beta/milestone and then release the GA later.
> Releases of source code don't attribute any particular meaning to its level of
> maturity, QA or marketability other than how you choose to label it.
> 

Got it.  Thanks for the explanation there.  Looks like I jumped the gun on that call.  I'll
reissue this once the current bugs are done.

--Alex

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