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From Sean Busbey <>
Subject Re: When to cut RCs
Date Wed, 02 Dec 2015 21:19:04 GMT
On Wed, Dec 2, 2015 at 3:06 PM, Michael Armbrust <>

> The release is theoretically several weeks behind plan on what's
>> intended to be a fixed release cycle too. This is why I'm not sure why
>> today it's suddenly potentially ready for release.
> Up until today various committers have told me that there were known
> issues with branch-1.6 that would cause them to -1 the release.  Whenever
> this happened, I asked them to ensure there was a properly targeted blocker
> JIRA open so people could publicly track the status of the release.  As
> long as such issues were open, I only published a preview since making an
> RC is pretty high cost.
> I'm sorry that it felt sudden to you, but as of last night all such known
> issues were resolved and thus I cut a release as soon as this was the case.

It would help me, and I'm sure other less-active folks, if this kind of
feedback cycle were visible on dev@spark. It would also have the benefit of
getting feedback from non-committers who might e.g. have some issue that
they see in their own production deployments.


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