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From "Alexey Petrenko" <alexey.a.petre...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [general] M3 schedule
Date Thu, 13 Sep 2007 09:38:33 GMT
2007/9/13, Tim Ellison <t.p.ellison@gmail.com>:
> Hi Stepan, thanks for bringing this up again.
>
> Stepan Mishura wrote:
> > OK, at least nobody suggested that we have longer then 3-month
> > schedule. That means that we should have next milestone no later then
> > September, 30.
>
> Agreed, let's shoot for the end of the month for M3.
>
> > So I'd like to remind that we are close to the mid of September and
> > propose the following M3 schedule:
> > - Septemer 15: feature freeze - svn trunk is frozen
> > I think this time it makes sense to freeze the trunk instead of
> > branching to avoid doing merges for bugfixes
> Yep, so no new areas of significant functionality should be introduced
> after Sept 15th; but we can continue to do bug/perf/tidy-up type changes
> during this period.
+1

> > - Septemer 22: code freeze - M3 branch(tag?) is created and the trunk
> > is unfrozen. All fixes for M3 go to the branch.
> So what are you proposing gets branched? everything (and only those
> things) that contributes to the federated build? e.g. drlvm, classlib,
> and jdktools.  I assume that the BTI code is not branched too?
>
> Can BTI and other scripts cope ok with switching to the code on a branch
> rather than dealing with HEAD?
>
> Once the M3 branch is created then I assume that the HEAD is opened once
> again for code and feature changes, but changes to the stable M3 branch
> require our established `review then commit` style.
>
> > - Septemer 29 :release date - M3-branch is merged with the trunk.
> Though there is no reason why we would not merge the M3 branch into HEAD
> during the M3-shut-down period either, right?
Yes, I agree that we can commit the patches to the branch and the HEAD.

> At the end of Sept we do the final merge, then delete the M3 branch.
I'd prefer to keep the branch for a while... At least to the next milestone...

SY, Alexey

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