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From Paul Davis <>
Subject Re: Tweaking the release procedure
Date Fri, 21 Oct 2011 03:57:32 GMT
On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 8:23 PM, Noah Slater <> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 2:04 AM, Dustin Sallings <> wrote:
> In the above example, if someone downloaded and is currently running
>> 1.1.1-rc1 and he looks at the list of tags and sees v1.1.1, v1.1.1-rc1 and
>> v1.1.1-rc2, why would be confused?  More importantly, you released that, so
>> why would you not want the user to be able to see whether any changes
>> between 1.1.1-rc1 and 1.1.1 final affect his deployment?
> If someone has downloaded and is running an artefact from a botched release
> vote, our release procedure has failed us catastrophically. Nobody should
> EVER be running these as-of-yet-not-approved release artefacts. Except for
> testing and voting, obviously. Hence, the only reason you'd want to see what
> the changes were between 1.1.1-rc1 and 1.1.1 would be for testing a second
> round of voting. Perhaps we should eschew the "release candidate"
> nomenclature if it is causing these problems? I am worried that we might be
> sending the wrong message to our users who expect this terminology to mean
> something else entirely. Oh, and Sorry about replying in
> a piecemeal fashion!

Piecemeal helps us find our way back.

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