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From Daniel John Debrunner <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Proposal for 10.2 release schedule
Date Thu, 22 Jun 2006 21:32:32 GMT
Rick Hillegas wrote:

> Hi Dan,
> 
> Thanks for your comments. Some further remarks follow.
> 
> Regards,
> -Rick
> 
> Daniel John Debrunner wrote:
> 
>> Rick Hillegas wrote:
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>>> Kathey Marsden wrote:
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>>>> Rick Hillegas wrote:
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>>>> What happens between September 15 and End of October on the 10.2
>>>> branch?
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>>>> If we fix critical bugs during that time in the 10.2 branch can't they
>>>> go into the release end of October?
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>> They should be able to. Since we won't have had a GA release (JCP rules)
>> until Mustang ships, it seems any critical bug that we find and fix
>> between Sep 15th and Mustang shipping has the potential to require a new
>> release candidate and new vote. Could even be a database format change.
>>  
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> Let me work out the implications of this.
> 
> o Mustang would ship with a release candidate which the community rejected.
> o The community would approve a later release candidate and promote it
> to GA status.
> o Bug reports would come in against both the rejected candidate bundled
> into Mustang and the approved candidate which was promoted to GA status.
> 
> A couple issues come to mind:
> 
> o In those bug reports, how would we disambiguate the release
> candidates? We could bump the last digit of the release identifier after
> producing the first candidate. Or we could rely on the full version id
> produced by sysinfo, which contains the subversion revision number.

I think we have bumped the fourth version ("point") digit after
producing a release candidate. That can be done pretty much at any time,
so no issues disambiguating release candidates.

> o The database format change troubles me. What happens if someone
> creates a database with the rejected release candidate bundled with
> Mustang? I think we want that database to play well with the approved
> release candidate which goes GA.

The mid-Sep Derby release candidate will be marked alpha or beta (JCP
rules) so the databases won't upgrade anyway.

Dan.



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