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From Paul Davis <paul.joseph.da...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSSION] Moving to a stricter quarterly release cycle?
Date Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:00:00 GMT
I can see all of 3, 4, and 6 month release cycles. Before committing
to this I'd like to see what the current process is like and how much
"work" is actually involved. Theoretically if this were a "bump
version number, write email, push button" sort of situation then I'd
be quite happy going this route. However if there's hours of manual
work then it gets to be a little more of a PITA. Also, automating most
of it would hopefully prevent different committers from doing releases
slightly differently.

So, +1 to the general idea with the caveat that I'd like to look more
at the tooling before making it a project commitment.

On Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 1:55 AM, Joan Touzet <wohali@apache.org> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
>
> I'd like to consider moving us to a regular every-3-months release
> cycle. Under this plan the next CouchDB release would be on or
> around 1 November 2017. The next few releases would be around 1
> February 2018, 1 May 2018, and 1 Aug 2018 again.
>
> The recently achieved "clean test suite" milestone will allow us
> to achieve a better release quality, and should enable this faster
> pace of releases. It should be a lot easier to cut a release,
> knowing it is clean - I am hoping that others can help here.
> Perhaps we can set up a 4-way rota for releases; if I could get 3
> more committers to volunteer, we'd each only have to run 1 release
> a year!
>
> We would still accelerate any point releases required for security
> over and above this, and we would skip any releases where we
> simply have nothing to commit (in which case I'd be nervous about
> the future of the project!)
>
> This isn't a vote, but feel free to +1/0/-1 with comments if it
> makes it easier for you to respond.
>
> -Joan

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