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From John Burwell <john.burw...@shapeblue.com>
Subject Re: 4.10.0 release
Date Thu, 04 Aug 2016 14:58:26 GMT
Rajani and Will,

It is actually not up to the release managers to make such a determination.  Our bylaws state
that anyone with a commit bit can commit (or, if necessary, rollback a commit).  By granting
someone a commit bit, we have imparted a trust that an individual will protect the integrity
of the codebase and work in the best interest of the community.  If someone makes a mistake
(which has happened), we can easily rollback a commit.  We have even decided to rollback commits
after getting 2 LGTMs on a PR.  Under the Apache Way, committers are encouraged to propel
a project forward.  Restricting merges to RMs not only restricts velocity and it also limits
the energy/contributions of our large committer base.

In terms of the rules below, we have, by consensus, accepted a set of release principles [1]
that specify how PRs should be reviewed and accepted for merge to master.   If the guidelines
outlined in that document are not followed, we have accepted that another committer may rollback
a commit.  Rajani and I will be watching the release branches.  If we find commits that do
not conform to our accepted merge rules, we will roll them back and work with the committer
to fix the issues.

Thanks,
-John

[1]: https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/CLOUDSTACK/Release+principles+for+Apache+CloudStack+4.6+and+up

> 
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On Aug 4, 2016, at 10:17 AM, Will Stevens <wstevens@cloudops.com> wrote:
> 
> I will let the RMs for this release weigh in on this, but here are my
> thoughts.
> 
> If we let anyone commit, I think the following rules MUST be followed:
> - No commits directly to the repo, which are not a merge of a GitHub Pull
> Request.  So every change to the repo should be through `git pr ####` using
> this tool [1].  This ensures everything that gets committed goes through
> our CI pipeline and is verified before commit.  It also makes it easier for
> us to be able to script the generation of release notes and correlate the
> commit history with other sources (GitHub, Jira, etc).  I will submit a PR
> with tools for generating release notes based on merged GitHub PRs soon...
> - Every PR merged into a previous branch must be forward merged to later
> branches.  This is done using this tool [2] in order to make sure the
> commit hashes are consistent across all branches.  This is for auditability
> and comparing what exists in one branch vs another.
> 
> [1] https://github.com/apache/cloudstack/blob/master/tools/git/git-pr
> [2] https://github.com/apache/cloudstack/blob/master/tools/git/git-fwd-merge
> 
> This is my two cents anyway...
> 
> *Will STEVENS*
> Lead Developer
> 
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> On Thu, Aug 4, 2016 at 3:43 AM, Rohit Yadav <rohit.yadav@shapeblue.com>
> wrote:
> 
>> I disagree with having only RMs to merge PRs when we're not in freeze. In
>> general we've implicitly honoured this behaviour but it was never voted.
>> Our RMs may not be as active as we want them to be, while they are
>> historically good at writing policies but it's hard to put them in practice
>> and further it's understandable that they may not be able to volunteer
>> enough time and effort to get the PRs sorted.
>> 
>> 
>> Over past months this and similar practices have killed our commit and
>> development momentum, and I think it's not a healthy practice for our
>> community to engage in further. Instead, we can have committers (and in
>> future maybe bots) to merge a PR if they have 2 LGTMs, no objections and
>> test results from both Travis (simulator) and Bubble/BVT/Trillian (tests
>> against at least one and ideally all three hypervisors - KVM, Xen and
>> VMware).
>> 
>> 
>> Regards.
>> 
>> ________________________________
>> From: Rajani Karuturi <rajani@apache.org>
>> Sent: 03 August 2016 13:43:54
>> To: dev@cloudstack.apache.org
>> Subject: Re: 4.10.0 release
>> 
>> ouch.. looks like my email client stripped all the new lines.
>> Re-sending from webmail
>> 
>> Hi All,
>> These are the proposed dates for 4.10 release (copied from another thread
>> by John Burwell)
>> * Development (master open to features and defect fixes): 1 August 2016 -
>> 11 September 2016
>> * Testing: 12 - 18 September 2016
>> * RC Voting: 19 - 25 September 2016
>> * Release: 26 September 2016
>> 
>> master is open for 4.10.0.
>> It still means that only PRs will be merged and they will be merged only by
>> RMs ( For 4.10.0, its John Burwell and Rajani Karuturi)
>> Every PR should have a JIRA bug ID, 1 code review and 1 test review.
>> It would help in reviewing if the contributor could put information about
>> the feature/bug and how its tested.
>> Also, please rebase any pending PRs you have to the latest master or the
>> 4.9 release branch.
>> 
>> Finally, anyone in the community can review and test PRs. We currently have
>> huge backlog. We need everyones help in getting them merged(especially
>> running the tests)
>> Looking forward for your help in merging PRs.
>> Happy PR bashing!!
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> ~Rajani
>> 
>> 
>> rohit.yadav@shapeblue.com
>> www.shapeblue.com
>> 53 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London  WC2N 4HSUK
>> @shapeblue
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> On Wed, Aug 3, 2016 at 1:19 PM, Erik Weber <terbolous@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> A newline or two wouldn't hurt, this is pretty hard to read tbh.
>>> 
>>> --
>>> Erik
>>> 
>>> On Wed, Aug 3, 2016 at 9:27 AM, Rajani Karuturi <rajani@apache.org>
>> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Hi All,These are the proposed dates for 4.10 release (copied from
>>>> another thread by John Burwell)* Development (master open to
>>>> features and defect fixes): 1 August 2016 - 11 September 2016*
>>>> Testing: 12 - 18 September 2016* RC Voting: 19 - 25 September
>>>> 2016* Release: 26 September 2016
>>>> master is open for 4.10.0. It still means that only PRs will be
>>>> merged and they will be merged only by RMs ( For 4.10.0, its John
>>>> Burwell and Rajani Karuturi)Every PR should have a JIRA bug ID, 1
>>>> code review and 1 test review.It would help in reviewing if the
>>>> contributor could put information about the feature/bug and how
>>>> its tested.Also, please rebase any pending PRs you have to the
>>>> latest master or the 4.9 release branch.
>>>> Finally, anyone in the community can review and test PRs. We
>>>> currently have huge backlog. We need everyones help in getting
>>>> them merged(especially running the tests)Looking forward for your
>>>> help in merging PRs. Happy PR bashing!!
>>>> Thanks,~ Rajanihttp://cloudplatform.accelerite.com/
>>> 
>> 

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