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From Chiradeep Vittal <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Pushback 4.2.0 Feature Freeze
Date Sat, 01 Jun 2013 05:37:15 GMT

I hope that if it passes, it won't become a habit!

On 5/31/13 8:00 AM, "Chip Childers" <> wrote:

>Following our discussion on the proposal to push back the feature freeze
>date for 4.2.0 [1], we have not yet achieved a clear consensus.  Well...
>we have already defined the "project rules" for figuring out what to do.
>In out project by-laws [2], we have defined a "release plan" decision as
>> 3.4.2. Release Plan
>> Defines the timetable and work items for a release. The plan also
>> nominates a Release Manager.
>> A lazy majority of active committers is required for approval.
>> Any active committer or PMC member may call a vote. The vote must occur
>> on a project development mailing list.
>And our lazy majority is defined as:
>> 3.2.2. Lazy Majority - A lazy majority vote requires 3 binding +1
>> votes and more binding +1 votes than binding -1 votes.
>Our current plan is the starting point, so this VOTE is a vote to change
>the current plan.  We require a 72 hour window for this vote, so IMO we
>in an odd position where the feature freeze date is at least extended
>Tuesday of next week.
>Our current plan of record for 4.2.0 is at [3].
>I'd like to call a VOTE on the following:
>Proposal: Extend the feature freeze date for our 4.2.0 feature release
>from today (2013-05-31) to 2013-06-28.  All other dates following the
>feature freeze date in the plan would be pushed out 4 weeks as well.
>Please respond with one of the following:
>+1 : change the plan as listed above
>+/-0 : no strong opinion, but leaning + or -
>-1 : do not change the plan
>This vote will remain open until Tuesday morning US eastern time.

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