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From Chip Childers <>
Subject Re: [ACS41] 4.1 branch moving to "limited updates only" after today
Date Fri, 01 Mar 2013 14:25:22 GMT
On Mar 1, 2013, at 9:14 AM, Sudha Ponnaganti
<> wrote:

> Chip,
> Can anyone from IST  or Europe time zone be given rights to approve patch / check in.
We have sizable QA Team in IST Time zone.
> Builds are breaking quite frequently and blockers need to be resolved within hours like
last night.

I was just thinking about the exact same thing!

Any volunteer to be the 4.1 committer for my sleep hours?

> Thanks
> /sudha
> -----Original Message-----
> From: prasanna [] On Behalf Of Prasanna Santhanam
> Sent: Friday, March 01, 2013 1:01 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [ACS41] 4.1 branch moving to "limited updates only" after today
> On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 10:56:05PM +0530, Chip Childers wrote:
>> Everyone should know this by now, but our schedule has us shifting to
>> a model where we limit the commits going into the 4.1 branch to a very
>> few.
>> Now we have some serious bugs still outstanding, which is challenging
>> to say the least.  That being said, I'd suggest that we don't change
>> the plan.  Stabilizing the 4.1 branch should be our focus, and that
>> means that we have to be very selective about what commits go into it
>> moving forward.
>> I'll ask that, as of the end of the day today, anyone with a commit
>> that they want cherry-picked into 4.1 (or a patch, if conflicts are
>> expected) please send an email to the list with the following tags:
>> [ACS41][Patch Request] - Followed by a reasonable description (or the bug ID).
>> I'll be watching the list and applying them as soon as I can.
>> However - I'd suggest a couple of things:
>> First, you need to *test* the fix.  I'd actually ask that we take this
>> a bit further than unit testing the fix.  If there's a bug reporter,
>> give them the patch and have them build from 4.1 with the patch applied...
>> before asking to move it into the branch officially.  This does effect
>> the process that the Citrix QA team is used to following, but I think
>> it's the best option for us as a community.
>> Second, I need help ensuring that the commit to cherry-pick applies
>> cleanly to the 4.1 branch.  If you do the first thing, this should be
>> easy...  but I'll highlight this anyway.  If it's going to have
>> conflicts, then you should be providing a patch that already deals
>> with the conflicts.  Patches like this should be in the email itself,
>> or in reviewboard.
>> So this is what I'd *like* to see - starting tomorrow.
>> Objections?  Comments?  Concerns?
>> -chip
> +1 - Sorry I just saw this and made a fix without the aforementioned
> patch request. So I'll take it that this applies from Mar 1st 2013, in one's respective
> --
> Prasanna.,

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