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From Donal Lafferty <>
Subject RE: Release Criteria
Date Wed, 11 Sep 2013 14:38:19 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Prasanna Santhanam []
> Sent: 11 September 2013 05:52
> To:
> Subject: Re: Release Criteria
> To get beta quality builds we need to absolutely treat the master branch as
> 'stable'. Never hurt it, automate against it, branch off quality builds from it
> and create packages and mirror them. That'll save us a ton of effort.


Problems with Master have greatly affected my ability to respond sympathetically to reviewer

Adding a new hypervisor crosscuts many subsystems.  This makes my work hyper-sensitive to
breaks in Master.  The result is this nasty dilemma:  

Either argue against good recommendations, or lose a week getting a stable Master for QA cycle
on the improvements.
Plus, as we've seen, when I fix Master, I introduce problems for people dependent on the bugs.

Not a great position to be in :(


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