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From Ewan Mellor <Ewan.Mel...@eu.citrix.com>
Subject RE: CloudStack 4.0 release plan
Date Thu, 26 Jul 2012 19:17:47 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joe Brockmeier [mailto:jzb@zonker.net]
> Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2012 7:56 AM
> To: cloudstack-dev@incubator.apache.org
> Subject: Re: CloudStack 4.0 release plan
> 
> On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 12:42:33AM +0100, Ewan Mellor wrote:
> > This plan is a draft, and your comments are more than welcome.
> >
> >
> > Development phase: Now - Friday 10 August.
> > Release branch opens: Monday 13 August.
> > Stability and bugfix work: Monday 13-Friday 17 August.
> > Release candidate build: Friday 17 August.
> 
> Just checking - do you plan on only one RC, or to have multiple RCs in
> the testing phase? We might need a couple, if some of the other
> incubating projects I've looked at are any indication.

Oh, multiple RCs, definitely!  If we were going to get it right first time, we wouldn't need
two weeks of testing ;-)

We can cut our first release candidate on 17 August, and then we've got two weeks from 20
to 31 August to test and make as many additional builds as we think we need.  That will depend
on what we find during testing.  If the first candidate has serious flaws then we'll turn
a new one around straight away, but if it's generally stable then I'd want to slow things
down so that people can test more deeply into the features rather than resetting their systems
every day with a new build.

Cheers,

Ewan.


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