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From Kay Schenk <kay.sch...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Start process for AOO 4.1.5-RC1
Date Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:03:49 GMT

On 12/03/2017 01:22 PM, Marcus wrote:
> Am 03.12.2017 um 21:57 schrieb Andrea Pescetti:
>> Jim Jagielski wrote:
>>> I propose that we, "officially", start the ball
>>> rolling in the process of releasing AOO 4.1.5.
>>
>> Are you accepting blockers? My only blocker would be the English 
>> dictionary update https://bz.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=127621 (a 
>> new version is available and we don't want users to upgrade to 4.1.5 
>> and receive a message telling them that they should upgrade again to 
>> get a newer dictionary).
>>
>> We don't have a 4.1.5 blocker flag in Bugzilla, but I guess we can do 
>> without it if this is the only extra fix we will include - dictionary 
>> updates are routine. Of course, if the dictionary update is deemed 
>> not to be important we can skip it too.
>
> thanks for the reminder. Now we have 4.1.5 blocker flag.
>
> IMHO it's better than to work with exceptions that only live in 
> mailing lists or in worst case only in our heads. ;-)
>
> We have a process which was working good in the past, so let's use it. 
> Then it's also easier to tracker the real changes and document them in 
> the Release Notes.
>
> Marcus

Using the blocker flag, whether issues are considered critical blocker 
or not, is the one of the easiest ways to determine specific 
items/changes included in a release by querying BZ based on the blocker 
flag. Larger considerations/changes, like build changes and updates to 
external sources/libraries, aren't tagged this way, but they could be -- 
for easier record keeping.

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MzK

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  every treasure on earth
  To be young at heart."
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