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From Rohit Yadav <rohit.ya...@shapeblue.com>
Subject Re: Call for participation: Issue triaging and PR review/testing
Date Wed, 20 Dec 2017 12:37:37 GMT
Hi Ivan,


I took some time to reflect and get back to you:


I agree the freeze date may be a bit aggressive, based on past experiences that we've all
seen the final release may take some time (weeks even). After the freeze, we can all work
towards the stability, fix bugs for a stable and proper release.


A non-LTS branch such as 4.10 may not receive much usage and attention, therefore less reporting
of bugs and fixes. For production users, an LTS release is recommended who are keen on stability
than (new) features, the current one being the 4.9.x releases. Starting with 4.11 it's something
we'll fix on the website i.e. to recommend most users to stay with LTS releases, give information
about support dates for such releases etc. Like any software release, there will be bugs and
it's not an issue as long as they get reported and fixed.


I'm glad to see your participation, PRs and will work with you and others for a stable release.
Keep sending PRs, review other's PRs and help with testing and reporting of bugs!


- Rohit

________________________________
From: Ivan Kudryavtsev <kudryavtsev_ia@bw-sw.com>
Sent: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 9:34:43 AM
To: dev@cloudstack.apache.org
Cc: Rohit Yadav; users@cloudstack.apache.org
Subject: Re: Call for participation: Issue triaging and PR review/testing

Hello, devs, users, Rohit. Have a good day.

Rohit, you intend to freeze 4.11 on 8 january and, frankly speaking, I see
risks here. A major risk is that 4.10 is too buggy and it seems nobody uses
it actually right now in production because it's unusable, unfortunately,
so we are planning to freeze 4.11 which stands on untested 4.10 with a lot
of lacks still undiscovered and not reported. I believe it's a very
dangerous way to release one more release with bad quality. Actually,
marvin and units don't cover regressions I meet in 4.10. Ok, let's take a
look at new one our engineers found today in 4.10:

It happens rarely for Domain Admin, probably other roles are affected. We
meet it once a week. It's for resource accounting. Domain admin resource
quota is 200GB of primary storage. During continouos creation of VMs and
removing them it leads to "Maximum number of resources of type
'primary_storage' for domain id=2 has been exceeded", however only 26 GB is
used actually.

I mean smoke tests run well, unit tests run well, but *nobody reported very
obvious bug* which should be met number of times if community use 4.10. I
suppose, there are a lot of undiscovered and unreported regressions in 4.10
and this is a huge risk to the 4.11 release quality and more we move that
way quality decreases. Unfortunately, I'm not able to propose a silver
bullet, but I suppose feature development speed should be decreased until
master is tested very thoroughly and might be 8 january is too early for
4.11 freeze.



2017-12-09 2:00 GMT+07:00 Wido den Hollander <wido@widodh.nl>:

>
>
> On 12/08/2017 03:24 PM, Rohit Yadav wrote:
>
>> All,
>>
>> Given we've about a month left until 4.11/LTS freeze date of 8th Jan 2018
>> [1], I would like to call our community for active participation.
>>
>> Given a huge pile of open issues, please share on this thread a 'brief'
>> list of top bugs/issues that you would want to see fixed and are
>> applicable
>> to master branch, especially critical/blocker issues and regressions. I
>> would especially like to engage with the users of the community towards
>> this effort. I'll start weekly reporting of open issues by end of next
>> week.
>>
>> Developers - feel free to comment tagging Daan (@DaanHoogland), Paul
>> (@PaulAngus) and me (@rhtyd) in your pull requests if you're seeking
>> review
>> and testing (and merging) of your PR. I hope to work with you all with my
>> committer/contributor hat on.
>>
>> Finally, I look forward to all of your help and support towards the next
>> (LTS) release.
>>
>>
> Let's make it work!
>
> Thoughts, comments?
>>
>>
> With the holiday season coming up we might see things slow down a bit. But
> I think we already have enough PRs open for 4.11
>
> We should be able to get out a proper release again.
>
> Wido
>
>
> [1] http://markmail.org/message/mszlluye35acvn2j
>>
>> Regards,
>> Rohit Yadav
>> http://rohityadav.cloud | @rhtyd
>>
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>>   (    )#     The best of CloudStack is yet to come!
>> (___(_)   https://cloudstack.apache.org
>>
>>


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